Cheers to the man who, in my eyes, is the first McGyver. You gave me my first real watch (which I still have and which still works!), my first two Swiss knives, all my flashlights and emergency kits, a stun gun, pepper spray. You taught me to load and fire a gun, and to this day you still buy me my favorite fruits and snacks and ballpoint pens. Yours is a sturdy, comforting presence and you have instilled in us, as you lead by example, the values of courage, discipline, fairness, thoughtfulness, compassion. The innate goodness of your heart always shines through despite your quiet strength and unfussy ways. Thank you, Dad, for all that you are. I do not remember a time ever when you were not there for either one or all of us and when God made fathers, He picked the best one for me and my siblings. Happy Father's Day! We love you always and always!
P.S. This photo was taken when Matt and I filed our certificates of candidacy for the 2016 elections