30 Days Straight: #26

12-26-12

Dear Pat,

I dug out these old Christmas cards I bought in 1994, thought you’d get a kick out of it. You were 7 years old when I bought them. Boy have you come a long way.

This Skype technology is wonderful. I think I would have a much harder time with you so far away, but it feels like our chats keep you closer. I don’t get a hug, but you’re in my heart always. I love the goals that you have set for yourself and how you have systematically gone after them. I am very proud of you, Pat, I love your motivation. We don’t know what the future will bring, but you continue to step forward with so many tools, so many life lessons. Decisions get easier when your experiences are so vast.

I’m still vicariously living through you, you’ve taught me so much about the world, I love it. I’m a dad so I worry about you, but I know you are safe and that you know more and more about how to handle people and places than I ever did. I’m worrying way less.

I hope you will be able to relax and enjoy the hell out of Paris, you’ve earned it.

I will always give you my support in any way that I can. I love you.

Dad

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2 thoughts on “30 Days Straight: #26

  1. Pat, I am so very proud of you kiddo! I know you make your dad so proud as you do me! Miss you lots and keep up all your hard work. Your vision is unreal about life! You are one incredible person and I am one proud Aunt! Lu

    • Thanks Lu Lu! You have been very important in my growth and upbringing. Mark and I were lucky to have you there for us during childhood and still today. I wish you nothing but the best. Be healthy and enjoy life. I’ve heard the great news about Sarah receiving aid from Marquette. That’s incredible! I miss you and love you. – Patrick

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