I realized this morning that Sunday was Father's day, and I know I'm a little late now, but I wanted to talk about my father all the same.
He was an amazing man. A police officer. He spent his life fighting to defend people, even when his PD didn't think they were worth protecting. He taught me that everyone deserves a chance, that everyone deserves to be safe. Most importantly, he taught me that everyone deserves to be treated the same. He stood by me when no one else would.
Thinking back on my Dad, I'm more determined than ever to do the same for Nina. She was scared and alone and she reached out to me, so I will do anything to keep her safe and give her a chance to have a better life. I can't imagine a better parent than my Dad, so I'm going to be the best mother I can be to make him proud.
Nina's doing much better, by the way. Chris got me some medicine for her, and once I got her to take it she got much better. She's pretty much back to normal now, and sweeter than ever. I'm thinking of doing something special for her since she was having such a hard time of it. I wonder if she'd be old enough to enjoy it if I found an arcade to take her to...