I am the first daughter and child of my family. Life was hard growing up on my family with my mom pretty much raising us as a single parent due to my dad being in the Air Force for 9 years and then traveling a lot for work after getting out of the military. I never really knew who my dad was and we ALWAYS butted heads and argued so much. I didn't have a relationship with my father because he was always gone and I was anger with him missing all my sport games, recitals, and just pivotal moments in my life. It wasn't until my junior year of college that I finally appreciated my dad for who he is and what he does for our family. I am watching him sacrificing his health for the sake of giving us a better life. Even though I felt like I grew up without him, I did come to a better understanding of what he was providing me especially with my college education. I just would like this trip to show appreciation to my father that I never gave to him while growing up. I want to continue to strengthen our relationship and just be able to do something with him that he loves. I love my dad.