Dad. You were the most loving, chill, understanding, silly, kind, wildly intelligent, incredible, handsome, easy going, loyal, best friend a daughter could ever ask for. You always embarrassed me by explaining to anyone that would listen that I would make it on my smile, my ball skills, and energy. Even when it didn't make sense to me. And then I continued to school you on my purpose.
I never understood that I could be without you.
Well, you equipped me with everything in this life to kick so much ass. I am forever grateful. And when it doesn't make any sense without you, I find sense in the fact that I am from you. Excellence.
You wouldn't BELIEVE what we just accomplished in Oakland, Dad. It's truly for you. I hold you in my heart forever.