Thank you for taking the time to fix the inconsequential. Knowing you would make time to fix the plastic Breyer horse with the broken leg created in us a confidence that you could help fix the big things too.
Thank you for throwing us across the pool a thousand times.
Thank you for starting the biggest splash ball wars Twain Harte Lake has ever seen.
Thank you for packing us around on hikes, spending weeks at the lake, and driving a thousand miles to all our activities.
Thank you for being frugal enough to wear your work clothes til they were literally falling off you in tatters.
Thank you for taking pride in your appearance, you’re always the best dressed man in the room.
Thank you for telling us we were pretty when we came downstairs. That assurance from you, made us need assurance from others a whole lot less.
Thank you for also keeping us humble –Your favorite joke of glancing at us in the morning as we stumbled half asleep into the kitchen and then jumping back in horror was not appreciated.
Thank you for teaching us how to work hard. By not expecting less from us than you would a son, you taught us to not expect less from ourselves and in doing so you taught us equality.
Thank you for teaching us to be independent and self-sufficient. That alone has affected every aspect of our lives for the better.