I am my Dad’s only child and since my parent’s have been divorced since about as long as I can remember, I went to visit him on the weekends. I got to be an only child every weekend and whenever we went on vacation together. I’m not sure if that is why we are so much alike or if it’s biology, but we are.
My Daddy, (yes I am a 30 year old woman with a husband, a house and a company and I still say “daddy” and I suppose I always will) and I have the same temperament, the same outlook on life and we order the same thing at restaurants. (we did it this weekend)
He taught me the rules of football and to love the excitement, rivalry and traditions of the game. He taught me about photography and capturing a moment. He showed the beauty and grace of Hawaii. He got me hooked on the mystery that was Lost. He is constantly teaching me about things my iphone can do. He taught me how to take care of a car. He makes the most delicious, mouthwatering desserts you have ever tasted. His bing cherry pie is my current favorite. He loves to give thoughtful gifts.
My Daddy is one of those people that is genuinely happy for other people when they are happy and doing something they love. He taught me that happiness is largely a choice you make when you get up in the morning and he chooses happiness every day. He chooses to continue to try new things and sees change as a positive thing.
He is one of those people that everyone likes. I’ve never met anyone that didn’t have great things to say about him, he has that affect on people. (it probably doesn’t hurt that he often comes bearing dessert.)
Hope you had a great Father’s Day to all the dads out there!