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Every year when Father’s Day and Mother’s Day roll around, I start to sweat! There is no way I can encapsulate in one small gift or gesture just how much I appreciate and love my parents! So this Father’s Day, I’ll let the music speak for me.

My dad is the smartest man I know. I try to tell him this every year. I know that I could ask him any question on the planet and he will have an answer for me. And if not, he would guide me in the right direction to find the answers I need. It sounds simple in theory, but I think the greatest thing my dad passed down to me is common sense – to use my brain! To access my mind and put it to good use! To not only tap in to my greatest potential, but to be smart and make decisions I can stand by. To practice critical thinking. To consider all others. And to strive for success in whatever capacity that may be. THAT is, in a nutshell, the best my dad has given me. And there is no true way to express the gratitude we have for our parents. But my love for music can certainly help.

I wanted to share these two songs that always remind me of my dad:

Tim McGraw’s “My Little Girl” – My dad and I are very similar. We’re not always the ‘share our feelings, cry it out and hug’ type. But I think this song says it all when the words are hard to find.

Carly Pearce “I Need A Ride Home” – No matter how old I get, I will always be my dad’s little girl. I’ll always need him. He’ll always be the one there for me. And sometimes that is as simple as knowing I can always go home.