The Thank You Project: #184 (My Dad, the 4th anniversary)

ThankYouIcon_184A reoccurring theme you will probably see in my posts on the blog is around my dad. He was an integral part of my life so when a major date comes up that involves my dad, I tend to get very reminiscent and reflect upon him. Today is the 4th anniversary of his death on 12/4/08. I’ll keep this thank you short because I’ve written many things to honor my father in the past. I want to thank him for all of the hard work and sacrifices he made to make me who I am today. I know I say this a lot but everything he did, he did for me. For example, the last car that he bought was an electric blue Toyota Corolla which I was pretty sure was for me because it was a departure from his usual car purchases. I never did get to know if it truly was since he passed away but I can only think this is an example of how he gave up and sacrificed things in order for me to have something nice.

I only wish that I can be more like my father. One of the things that he always had was a positive attitude and a big smile on his face. The way that he would call me his #1 son is something that I will never forget. I want to be more like that. It’s hard sometimes in this life to keep that positive attitude. It seems everywhere we look there’s something negative or bad happening in our lives. Whether it’s sickness, a job that’s not quite right or just in being in a funk in general, there are so many things that can drag us down. Lately I feel I’ve kind of fallen into this trap and I can only hope through writing and reflecting and praying that I can be even half as great as he was to my mom and me.

So this is for my father who I will always be proud of. Thank you for all you have done and I hope I continue to make you proud as you continue to watch us from above.

The Lermz

Michael Lerma graduated the University of Notre Dame in 2009 with an Information Technology Management degree. He is currently a senior Project Manager with the Nielsen Company.

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