When someone asks you, "What is a Superhero to you," the first thing that pops into your mind is somebody that can fly, somebody that has some supernatural power, or somebody who puts on a costume and saves Gotham City. However, when asked the same question, the first person I think of is you. Maybe you can't fly and maybe you don't have a costume up in your closet that allows you to turn in to this supernatural human (or maybe you do and I haven't found out yet). But, you are the most amazing man I have ever known. You are my protecter. You are my teacher. You are my coach. You are my father.
From the day I was born, you ensured that I had the best life possible. Well, I'm here to tell you, I do have the best life possible and without you, it wouldn't be so worth it. Like Thor, you are strong when I am down. Like Batman, always reminding me if I set my mind on something, I can always achieve the task at hand. Like Spiderman, always "webbing" the family together. Like Captain America, always being a leader and showing dedication to everything set in front of you. Like Iron Man, through your intelligence and knowledge. Last, but definitely not least, Deadpool, the funniest character but tends to get annoying (of course I'm going to say that, I'm your daughter).
If I had to pick my favorite superhero, I'd choose Spiderman. No, I'm kidding. I'd choose you. I know you may be annoying at times or over protective. But, I get it. You're my Dad and that's what Dads' do. So, thank you. Thank you for meeting all the boys who didn't work out, or as you would say, "Not good enough for my daughter." Thank you for dealing with the constant attitude. Thank you for pushing me everyday to be the best me possible. Thank you for providing me with all the materials I need to succeed. Thank you for teaching me how to play softball. Thank you for always making sure I have air in my tires. The list could go on forever. But, most importantly, thank you for loving me unconditionally.
Before I finish, I want to say one more thing that I'm thankful for. I know you are probably already crying. Actually, I know you're crying. I'm almost done, I promise. I want to specifically thank you for showing me what true love really is. The way you love my mom is magical. The way you make her laugh is like no other. After so many years of marriage, you continue to talk about her as if the wedding was yesterday. You allow me to see what a true husband looks like. You have love like Superman and Lois Lane. You are everything I want in my future partner. I hope they love fishing and Ohio State football just as much as you.
You're my Superhero and I love you.
With love and a little attitude,