May 31, 2012

Daddy's Girl

I don't care if I'm almost 18... I will forever call my dad daddy or papa bear. Some people don't understand the relationship that I have with my family, sometimes I don't understand it enough my self. But if you are fortunate enough to have a family that you can not imagine your life without then you know what I am getting at. I haven't seen my dad in a long time, and it's hard because he is my best friend. We talk about everything and I'm not ashamed to say it. If you can get anything out of this blog, it would be to make comparisons from my life to yours. So today, think of the good times with your dad, because you never know when they are going to be gone.

Let's go the the Mountains

When I was seven my little brother got really sick and they took him away to hospital. I didn't really understand what was going on. I knew something was wrong because daddy was more stressed out than usual, and mum was always at the hospital with Harrison. One day I remember asking my dad if Harrison was going to be ok, and as usual he tried to comfort me by saying something he didn't know to be true. But the next day he decided to take me camping. He packed the tent and some food into the back of the car and we just left. Don't get me wrong, we came back when we got a call from my mum to say that things were getting better... later that week. But every time things have gotten hard for me, he's just picked everything up and made everything better... We affectionately call it "Going to the mountains" I know its not the happiest story in the world, because my family was falling apart and my brother was sick, but I was never scared because daddy was always there making things better.

Khoa San Road

There's this clubbing strip in Thailand that I was desperate to look around, but my mum was strongly against me going there in general, let alone with friends. But one night my daddy got tired of me complaining that I was never allowed to go out with my friends, so we got into the car and drove to the clubbing strip. I know it's weird... going to a Night Life district with your dad. But I honestly had the time of my life. We got sodas and just made fun of all the stupid people walking around. At first I resisted because I thought I was old enough to go out by myself, but now that I am older I realize that being 15 does not make you old. What daddy did was so free of him, it's very much his personality.

Weekly Family Dinners

Every week that we are home, my daddy makes us go out to a dinner. This one night he picked a restaurant that was lit by fairy lights, and over looked Thailand's largest river and temple. It was so beautiful. We sat there, talked, ate each others meals and laughed alot. When I got home I take advantage of every moment, because alot of the time I feel like I live from Holiday to Holiday. Just waiting til I can be back there and be with them. 

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