I love that you never once told me I “couldn’t” do something... only that I “could”.
That you never made me feel as though I was anything less than wonderful in your eyes.
That you bragged about all my accomplishments, however great or small, to your friends.
That you took me to pick out my first CAT... just the two of us! >^.,.^<
That you were kind and generous to everyone you met.
That you happily ate every Easy-Bake cake I placed in front of you. :)
That you loved to read, and to discuss books with me (even if I was just waxing ecstatic about Nancy Drew).
That you taught me self-reliance.
That when I look in a mirror, the features reflected back at me are yours.
It’s been almost thirteen years now, but not a single day has gone by without my thinking of you... and missing you.
So, here’s to you, Dad. xoxo