Words that Empower the Heart
SUPER HERO - ACTION FIGURE
PRINCIPAL - SCHOOL COUNSELOR
UNITED STATES NAVY (7 YEARS)
BLACK BELT in TAEKWONDO
HUSBAND and FATHER
QUOTE FROM MY DAUGHTER
Jasmine Mendoza Sweeney
"Award to father of the year (for the 21st year in a row) goes to..!!
I can't illustrate how perfectly you raised the three of us. Always giving us room for growth, self reflection and self expression helped the 3-J's blossom into who we were genuinely supposed to become. I'd be far, far away from the path I'm on now if it weren't for our hour long debates.
Most kids resent their parents for molding them the way that they did, but I am the person I want to be because of the freedom, trust and love you put into us (but especially me- I know I was a special case ;) ).
But that isn't well enough of a compliment- I admire you beyond that. You have proven to me over and over that anyone can change the path that they brought themselves to- that man holds all power within himself. That if you believed in something, even materialistic, you could receive it, if you were willing to genuinely ask.
You taught me that the universe is mine, and for that I can't express how beautiful my life is going to be. I already have everything I want and more."