Writing Across the Curriculum
May 9, 2013
Throughout my childhood I had a coach, an idol, and most importantly a father. He taught me everything that I know today. He showed me how to treat people and how to have respect for everyone. My dad is one of the most involved, caring and dedicated individuals I know.
From the earliest moments I can remember my dad was always involved in everything that I loved and enjoyed. We began to share common passions as I grew up which brought us closer and closer together. The one really common goal we shared was to win or have success in everything we did. When I started playing soccer and then baseball he was always my coach. Of course we had our problems on the field together as a father and son but we also had a lot of success and a lot of fun. During our pick up baseballs games in the field adjacent to my house, my dad would always be there having fun along all with my friends and sharing our moments.
Since my family is very competitive and athletic, my dad has always been extremely dedicated to my sports. Even if he wasn't on the hill or the field coaching, he would have never missed a game or practice. After I had a good game or race, my dad would be more excited than I was about it, and he loved to tell my entire family about all of my accomplishments. As I got older and started at NSA in eighth grade, I had to leave my dad behind. He would call everyday to see how training was going and how I was doing in school. He came to almost all my ski races and came up to Lake Placid every weekend to see me and ski with me. Not many other parents that I know would have driven three and a half hours, both ways, every weekend, to see his son.
My dad grew up in his dads' car dealerships just like I grew up in my dads'. Just like my father, I learned and followed him around when I was little and looked up to him. He has always been dedicated to...