Photo by Angie Baquedano
Photo by Angie Baquedano

“I was 13 waiting for my dad to pick me and my twin brother up from football practice. He was about an hour late at that point, so we just sat down on a bench waiting for him to come. Then one hour turned into two. When he finally got there, he noticed all of our friends were playing and running around and my brother and I were just sitting on the bench waiting. He asked us what was going on and we said, “We were waiting for you. We wanted to make sure that you were going to come.” and he got so angry with us when he heard that. So he sat us down and he said “I’m your dad; I love you. I’m always going to come for you. If I’m ever late, you play. I am never going to leave you.” and that was the first time, I wouldn’t have said it at the time, but that was the first time I understood the love of God. “

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Angie Baquedano is the Assistant Lifestyle Editor at Niner Times. She is close to completing her Creative Writing major and Journalism Minor as an Undergraduate and hopes to one day work for The National Geographic Society. When Angie isn’t swamped with homework or working her CNA job she can be found traveling, reviewing restaurants for Charlotte Food Adventures or taking up new hobbies such as painting with oil pastels (It changes depending on what inspires her that week).

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