Jun 16

Happy Father's Day

By Kassandra Posted in: Blazers
Anyone who knows me knows that I absolutely love my -- our -- Blazers. win or lose, comings and goings, Blazers past and Blazers present, I am a Blazers girl through and through.

As many of you know, my dad is the source of my Blazers fandom. I remember as a young girl sitting next to my dad as we watched the Blazers. His enthusiasm and knowledge was in inspiration. He was the best teacher for which a girl could ask.

As a toddler, if you wanted to find me, all you would have to do is look for my dad. I would be there right next to him. It didn't matter where he was, I was fascinated by everything he did. I've mentioned before on this blog, but I am proud of being Daddy's little girl. I did not give that title to myself. That was my mother, who saw very early that that was the case.

Both my father and my mother are my biggest fans and supporters. Even those times -- which every kid faces -- when my dad had to discipline me, there was always something in his eyes which said "I love you."

He's just like that.

School obligations prevented me from returning home in time for Father's Day. Instead, I had the priviledge of spending Father's Day with the newest father in my family -- my brother. 

My niece, Amanda, was born on May 3. We made the day a total relaxation for Brian and Amanda. The way my brother looks at his six-week old is the same way I imagine my father had looked at me when I was that age.

Brian and Amanda must have loved laughing at my sister-in-law and I as we tried to barbecue his Father's Day dinner. Well, I'm not so sure. He didn't pay much attention to us. He was too busy enjoying being a father to Amanda on Father's Day.

My eyes watered when I glanced over and saw it. 

I got to video chat with my dad today. He knows, and will always know, how I became a Blazers fan. If you would like to know, check out my blog from March 2011: 

Bonding Over the Blazers

I will always be thankful to my father -- for everything -- and I know he still loves talking to his oldest daughter about the Blazers.

Oh, and before I forget, my niece will have her own set of Blazers' gear by the beginning of next season. Amanda's aunt Kassandra will make sure of that!

To all the fathers -- & single mothers -- who strive to make their childrens' lives better, Happy Father's Day. To all those fathers who are serving our country and stationed oversees, Happy Father's Day. 

Love is forever. Fathers are forever. Happy Father's Day.


In Kassandra's Words features periodic blogs throughout the year. Comments and questions are welcome and encouraged. Seasons begin and end; players come and go; our Blazers are forever. 


  1. I agree with every word. Dad is amazing and the thing I always take away from every conversation I have with him is that I can always come back and ask him another question. Kassandra, we got lucky to have the best dad in the world. I think Brian will be the same way!

    by Angi on 6/16/2013 10:57 PM
  2. I LIKE

    by Hg on 6/16/2013 11:38 PM
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