I’m often asked the question, ‘are you a football player?’ or ‘does your dad want you to play football or sports?’ It may seem to many people that that would be appropriate but my father has always supported me in whatever I chose to do. Whether I was performing, whether Joey was golfing, whether Allie was horse riding, whether Michael was deejaying. As, I’m sure he support Niki and Lia in whatever passion they choose to pursue.
My father’s friends have always said to me repeatedly how proud he is of his children. They tell me that he can’t seem to stop talking about us. My father only asks us to work hard at what we do. It seems odd to me that such a modest request can make my father so happy. But, our passion for something seems to make him as eager and as happy as if he was waiting to go on the field. For this, me and my siblings are all so very fortunate.
My father has made a lot of smart decisions on the field but I believe his smartest decision he’s ever made was one he made off the field. He chose my mom. Together, they have shaped me and my family in such a meaningful and positive way. And, so rarely do you find parents so willing to give you everything in return only their children’s happiness. My parents will belong in me and my siblings’ personal Hall of Fame always for that.
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