Happy early Father’s Day to all of the fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and godfathers out there! With Father’s Day being on Sunday, I wanted to honor my dad with five of my most favorite memories that we’ve shared together over the years.
1. My afternoon naps in his office and his reading of law school books to me
Okay, so I don’t exactly remember this myself since I was a baby, but my parents’ had different work schedules when I was a young child. My dad worked on Capitol Hill, and my mom was a nurse at one of DC’s local hospitals. Since my mom worked the evening shift, she often dropped me off at my dad’s office, where I napped while he finished his workday. Since he was in law school as well, our evenings often included him reading law school books to me. I truly believe that part of why my dad and I are as close as we are is because of the amount of time we spent together when I was a baby.
2. Working at his office throughout high school and college
Every summer that I was in high school and the summers after my freshman and sophomore years of college, I worked at my dad’s office. My responsibilities included answering the phone, being the first line of contact with clients, and often working on annual reorganization projects. I attribute my OCDness and organizational skills to all those summers that I spent working at his office.
3. Exploring DC and sightseeing at many of the popular DC landmarks when I was in college
Although my parents now live in Illinois, my dad also has clients here in the DC area, and is usually here a couple of times a year for meetings. Every time he is out here, we make a point to spend time together. When I was in college, that often included sightseeing and exploring some of our favorite monuments and museums.
4. Walking down the aisle together at my wedding in 2011
I was very emotional walking down the aisle, and I wouldn’t have made it down the aisle if it hadn’t been for my dad holding my hand and whispering to me how special of a day it was.
5. Our father-daughter dance at my wedding
My dad and I danced to Whitney Houston’s “Greatest Love of All” at my wedding. This song is very special to us, as when I was a baby my parents often played a Whitney Houston album in the car. This song was included in that album.
QOTD: What is one of your most cherished memories that you share with one of the father-figures in your life?
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