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Monday, July 21, 2008

What to give the person who has given you everything...

You give him THIS:



This was the best picture I could find on the net, I'll update with my own photo once I have a chance to take one.

My dad has always been there for me. Pushing me to be the best that I can be. Along with my mom, they both are my foundation. Without them I wouldn't be here today. I wouldn't have been able to pursue my dreams. So for that he got a brand new spanking 2008 Toyota Tundra Crew Max. My dad has never owned a brand new car of his own, they have always been used cars. It's also my mom's but since she doesn't drive, he'll have to take her everywhere. We had been shopping around for a few weeks or so and had walked out on deals which just weren't working for us. But yesterday was a good day, we went to Gilroy Toyota, and found that puppy just like we wanted, with all the options we wanted and the options we didn't want weren't there. It was meant to be. The only funny part is that we have way too many red cars now. It took a while to get the deal, but it was done, and my dad has now a new truck to use. Not to worry about getting broken down and him not able to fix it because he's not allowed to be near a running engine with his implanted defibrillator. We left to Gilroy around 11am and didn't get back home until 7pm. Since it took so long to settle everything, from bargaining the price of the truck and them washing it and detailing it. But my dad finally got a hold of his truck, which he has already nicknamed "Rogelio" as in rojo in Spanish or red in English.

My brother and I followed them on his new truck and he was all smiles on the drive home. My mom was too, I was surprised she wasn't crying a river, as she is really emotional, but she was just happy to see my dad so proud and happy. My brother told me something that really stuck, in his words: "Your dad isn't happy about the fact that he got the Tundra, for him it could have been a new bike, it was the fact that you bought it for him that has him so happy." It makes me so happy that I have been able to give something back to him for everything they have given me.

Thanks Papi for always believing in me and helping me be the best person I can be.

Love you both.

9 comments:

Debbie said...

What a great thing to do. And I agree with your brother, it was the fact that you got it for him. I'm sure you make him very proud
in many ways.

Laurie said...

Awwww PO! You made me cry! Hugs to you and your family!

Flatfish said...

Have you made him a CD of all his favorite music to go with his new truck?

Lisa

erin said...

awe, how truly sweet! my dad is my rock:)

plg said...

Well - your mom may not have been crying a river, but I'm close to it!
Treasure your dad - I know I did mine, and still do!!!
You are one special lady, ya know that?

toners said...

What a great post, Rocio. And a fabulous thing to be able to do for your dad. You are all such a lucky family to be so close and have each other to lean on in good times and bad. That's what it's all about :)

Sues said...

What an awesome gift!!! You are both very lucky!

Kent said...

Oh man you are going to make me cry!!! You are so sweet and it is so touching because I have heard little snippets from you about you are your dad and I know you have such a special relationship!

emelyn said...

YOu are such an amazing daughter...you make me cry, girl!! What a wonderful gift to give to your father. I'm sure they are soo proud of you!

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