His. birthday. [no, I did NOT forget yesterday]. They [finally] return home from their travels today. So. Today. I. write. his. Birthday. post. [I'm
To My dad.
Thank you . . . . .
. . . .for teaching me to sweat. To work hard.
. . . .for expecting a lot from me. [In school, at church, on the court, in life]
. . . .for teaching me about money [at an early age]. Teaching me that nothing should be purchased on a credit card that cannot be paid off completely by the time payment is due. To "make interest don't pay it".
. . . .for taking walk/runs with me at night. It was awesome counting to 100 while running so that I could stop and walk at 101.
. . . .for encouraging me play with my brother. learn with him. being "one of the boys" when it came to sports. has. helped. me. be. stronger.
. . . .for realizing & getting that I am emotional. I pretend I am made like a M & M, but you know me better than that.
. . . .for teaching me by your example as much as by your words.
. . . .for the athletic genes. Sorry mom don't mean to down play your awesome rollerskating youth but . . . . come on, he is "twinkle toes".
. . . .for telling me to finish strong. no. matter. what. Anything worth doing is worth sprinting the last 30 seconds. [or something like that. ;) ]
. . . .for giving of your love and time supporting your grandchildren.
. . . .for loving me unconditionally. always. I know I have let you down [plenty] in the past.
. . . .for teaching me how to forgive by seeing you forgive others.
. . . .for having strong opinions.
. . . .for all your forwarded emails. [I have a feeling I'll have about 20 coming my way by tomorrow afternoon.] your emails. have. been. missed.
. . . .for being my Dad.