I refer to my mother in my blogs often, but tonight I want to talk about my father. I am definitely a daddy’s girl, but unfortunately my father passed away when I was 14 years old. He was only 49. It was one of the most devastating things that happened in my life. My father was definitely a great husband to my mother and an awesome father to his children. He was a great example of how a man should treat a woman. He was a provider, protector, a man of character and a great friend. He gave the greatest advice and he always encouraged me to follow my dreams. He taught me not to give up. I didn’t not end up with a man like my father, but it wasn’t because I didn’t have a great example of how I should be treated. I know that I lost my father too soon. I always think about how my life would have turned out if my father would not have died at such a young age. He was so easy to talk to and everybody loved him. I wish he could have been around to grill the men that came in my life. He would have been able to help me weed out the duds. It would have been nice to have him walk me down the aisle at my wedding. I am 42 years old and I still miss him so much. I will forever be a daddy’s girl and he will forever be in my heart.