Happy Father’s Day to my daddy!! There are so many things that make you an exceptional father but the most important is that you’ve always been there. Not just as a provider and positive presence but as my guide, confidant, and advocate.
You helped shape who I am without ever making me feel like I had to compromise who I was.
I remember when I started dating questioning how I should expect to be treated. You said, “Like a f***ing queen.” I can even recall the tone of your voice because, for some reason, what I had dismissed as a cliché ideal suddenly resonated with me and has ever since.
Looking back, I don’t know why I asked because the answer was already in the example you set every day. I realize it wasn’t necessarily the words you spoke that made a difference - it was the value you added to them.
Thank you for being the kind of dad who makes a difference. And thank you for making sure I didn’t settle for less than the man who treats me like a f***ing queen. He’s just as goofy as you are (which is equally important). Aren’t you glad you both have to deal with me now 😂