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Happy Father’s Day!

To my amazing dad, Happy Father’s Day!

I’m a better person because of your impact on my life – your kindness, determination, work ethic, love for food and chilled rosé, and personality have been graciously passed to me. And I am so thankful for that. It’s the biggest compliment in the world for people to tell me I’m just like you – which happens very often!

When I think of what a “dad” embodies, you check all the boxes and three million more. I could go on and on, but here’s a short list of reasons why you are simply amazing:

  • You are the most hipster republican CEO I know. Your capris and v-necks are just awesome.
  • You are an instant friend to everyone you meet. I love your spirited conversations with baristas and bartenders, and appreciate the ways you get to know people.
  • When we walked down the aisle on my wedding day, you kept whispering “Michael Jordan, Michael Jordan, Michael Jordan” – a tip you learned many years ago when in somewhat nerve-wracking situations. Needless to say, it worked, and we laughed (and tripped) the whole way.
  • You have taught me to be fiercely independent and resourceful.
  • Growing up, you and I spent Saturday mornings together – always stopping for donuts and a car wash. It’s our “thing.” Even now on Saturday mornings, I find myself wishing we lived closer so we could continue the tradition. Maybe not with skating/cello lessons, but with coffee, games, and life lessons.
  • You can perfectly install Elfa shelving and hang pictures and mirrors like a champ. What takes you 3 hours would probably take me 3 days.
  • On those early mornings of skating practice, you were there to tie my skates (really tightly!), packed hot chocolate in a thermos to drink on the way to the rink, and served as team doctor for many cut hands and legs.
  • You make the most of every situation, always turning it into a fun story for later, and I smile just thinking about your huge grin and full-bellied laugh.
  • Some of my favorite beach memories are of us making giant sand creatures: human-sized ladybugs, alligators, fish, and more.
  • You have shown me unconditional love through the best and worst of times. I couldn’t ask for a better role model.

I love you to the moon and back!


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