Dear Dad, I Hope I Marry Someone Just Like You

Dear Dad, I Hope I Marry Someone Just Like You

Why I hope my future husband is just like my dad.

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I have been thinking a lot about what I am thankful for. I have a great family, friends, job, the opportunity to attend college, the list goes on and on.

After I got off the phone with my Dad the other day it really hit me, I have a great Dad and am very thankful for him. He’s not just a great Dad in general, but a great man and one that I truly look up to. In fact, I hope my future husband is a lot like him.

My Mom and Dad have been married 26 years, that’s a long time. And even after 26 years, he is still infatuated with her and treats her like a princess every day. I feel like after being with someone for that long it would be very easy to become complacent and too comfortable, but not my Dad!

He still opens every door for her, calls her beautiful on a daily basis, and does anything he can to make her genuinely happy. Maybe he has really bought into the phrase, “Happy wife, happy life” but even so, he does a great job at it.

Another quality that I admire about him is that he can fix anything. Physically and mentally he can do it all. He has built houses that we’ve lived in, renovated every room in the house to my Mom’s liking, fixed my car on multiple occasions, and saved my softball swing whenever I was in a slump.

I also feel like he fine tunes my mind when it needs it most. He can calm me down and make me look at any situation with a positive mindset better than anyone I know. My Dad just gets me! He can play the husband, dad, plumber, electrician, contractor, mechanic, and occasionally even psychiatrist--he does it all.

If you haven’t figured it out by now, my Dad has done a lot in his life and that brings me to my next point. He is the hardest working person I know. He has done whatever was required, and then some, to make sure our family had everything they needed, no matter how many hours it took. When I was growing up he would work 50-60 hours a week at his job and still get in the car each night and drive me to a far away softball practice. Now, he works a similar schedule but comes home and renovates our house and plays handyman by night. This man is not afraid to get his hands dirty.

Finally, as simple as this is, it means the world to me-- when I call, he answers, no matter what. Whenever I have to fill out an information card and it asks to put down an emergency contact, I know who I can count on, Dad!

He would definitely answer his phone if something was wrong. The other day I called him while he was at work to talk about something non-important and he answered on one of the first rings, but I could hear background noise.

He asked me how I was doing and what I was up to, then I inquired about all the noise. He replied that he was currently under a dish machine trying to fix a restaurant’s dish problems and that if I was okay at the moment, he would give me a call back when he was done.

My Dad is on the floor under a huge commercial dish machine and still answers my phone call! I would never have expected him to answer under the circumstances, but he sure did. So I don’t want to hear any excuses from people as to why they missed my call, if my Dad can answer while laying under a dish machine, they can answer me too. Good job Mom, you picked a good one!

Well Dad, thank you. You have set the bar extremely high for any man that I encounter, but there probably will never be one that is as great as you. I love you and will always be your little girl.

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I Respect Hailey And Justin Bieber For Waiting To Have Sex, Considering How Messed Up Dating Culture Is In 2019

In a world where we swipe right for the next best thing and move along from hookup to hookup, I have a huge amount of respect for Hailey and Justin.


Unless you live under a rock, you've probably seen Vogue's March issue featuring newlyweds Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber. The pictures are as stunning as you'd imagine considering the team of people involved beautifying an already beautiful couple.


Perhaps the biggest takeaway from the couple's interview was their sex life, or lack thereof. Justin Bieber opened up about how he was celibate for a year—which has taken the world by surprise—and that Hailey and Justin saved themselves for their wedding day after rekindling their romance back in June. Bieber told Vogue that he struggled with sex addiction and he attributes this decision to his desire to become closer to God.

"He [God] doesn't ask us not to have sex for him because he wants rules and stuff," said Bieber. "He's like 'I'm trying to protect you from hurt and pain.' I think sex can cause a lot of pain. Sometimes people have sex because they don't feel good enough. Because they lack self-worth. Women do that, and guys do that."

In a world where we swipe right for the next best thing and move along from hookup to hookup, I have a huge amount of respect for Hailey and Justin.

I think people forget that love isn't just a feeling. It's not lust, the honeymoon phase or chemistry. Love is a decision. It's a commitment. It's a promise.

People and fans all over the nation had something to say about the fact that Justin and Hailey sped to the courthouse to be married, and most comments were negative.

Since when is making a lifetime commitment a bad thing?

I'm sorry but if Justin Bieber can abstain from sex from a SUPERMODEL, I am pretty positive he has what it takes to stay married.

This generation is so obsessed with everything shallow. We are COMMITTED to being shallow. That's our commitment. How sad is that? We run from commitment, we run from emotions and we run from anything with any type of substance. Yet Hailey and Justin Bieber have committed themselves to God and each other, and people still find something negative to say.

It's not like Hailey and Justin thought it would be easy. They knew exactly what they were getting themselves into. Hailey said it herself, "it [marriage] is really effing hard."

"I'm not going to sit here and lie and say it's all a magical fantasy," Hailey said. "It's always going to be hard. It's a choice. You don't feel it every single day. You don't wake up every day saying, 'I'm absolutely so in love and you are perfect.' That's not what being married is. But there's something beautiful about it anyway—about wanting to fight for something, commit to building with someone."

So instead of being negative, we should applaud them, root for them, cheer them on because instead of going on the never-ending search for something better, they've committed to a never-ending journey of bettering each other with God as their No. 1.

Call me crazy, but I think that's beautiful.

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To The Engaged Girls Prepping For A Wedding, Just Breathe

And just let God take the reigns.


I've been engaged for a little over two weeks and I'm ALREADY overwhelmed with all of the "when's the date?" "where's it going to be?" questions. Am I supposed to have everything planned already? This was literally the last thing I wanted to stress about before my last semester of college.

So instead of stressing, I chose to give it to God. The planning, the deciding, the scheduling, everything. I set it all down for the next week and chose prayer instead. I refuse to go into depth talking about it with friends and family. I let them know very nonchalantly, that my fiancé and I chose to trade all the wedding planning for a week of prayer instead. As of the past two days of prayer, I'm currently wondering why I never did this with anything else that was big and stressful in my life. Anytime I have the urge to look up dresses, get in contact with vendors, etc, I breathe and let it go. I drop it and seek out prayer and only then do I find complete peace and happiness.

It's allowed me to focus on getting back into the swing of things with the school as well as focus on my college friendships which will soon in just a couple months never be the same as they are right now. Prayer and surrender are giving me an appreciation for the college life I've created over the years and reminding me to not take a single ounce of it for granted.

Lastly, making prayer our go to before any wedding planning sets my fiancé and me on the right path. Instead of tackling unknowns and big financial decisions on our own, we're dropping the reigns and going to our Lord first; together. So if you're an anxious ball of stress because of wedding planning, maybe try putting it on pause for a week or so and spend that time elsewhere, in prayer, with our Lord. Put your marriage in the hands of the Creator before you're even married.

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