will probably not be reading this today. My most faithful reader has been one of my main sources of encouragement my whole life. My most faithful reader has always motivated me to explore the recesses of my mind and think deep thoughts and find ways of expressing them. My most faithful reader is my dad.
Today he is in the hospital, and the fact that he is being cranky with the nurses is our biggest indicator that maybe he is going to be all right and pull through this. I hope so. Sorry, nurses, but even you will grow to love this grumpy old cuss as the rest of us do. He may not be the best at expressing it, but his reservoir of love is boundless; the pride he has in his family is his greatest wealth.
One of my main motivators for updating my blog so frequently is because of my dad. I know his routine. Every morning he opens his computer to check the status of his stocks, then he checks in on Ardith's Quest to see what I have been thinking about. I think I have become of one his main sources of entertainment, and I hate to think of him checking in only to find yesterday's effort. My whole life I have felt that he values what I have to say. He may not be great in large social situations, but nothing beats a one-on-one conversation with my dad. He has always made me feel like I could contribute to the most profound, philosophical discussions. I don't know why. But it was one of his gifts, his ability to encourage thought, to encourage exploration and discovery of new ideas.
Thanks, Dad. I know that soon you will be back to your old routine. So I will carry on as you would have me do; I will continue updating so that you will have plenty to entertain you when you get back home again.