Papa, thank you –for giving me the freedom to make my own decisions, but always having my back when all else fails. Thank you for loving me unconditionally, though I might not be the bestest daughter there is. Thank you for being your makulit and kwela self. Thank you for being my hero. And thank you for showing me that not all men will hurt me, and not all men were made to make me cry. I hope I make you proud. I love you!