Thank you for being my dad. Thank you for throwing around the baseball with me, taking me to the park, teaching me how to drive, helping me set up a bank account, and always supporting me. Thank you for filling my childhood with games and laughs; you’ve given me memories that will last a lifetime.
I know I don’t and never will be able to express how much you mean to me. I appreciate everything you have done for me and continue to do. You have helped shaped me into the person I am today. You have shown me through example on how much I can accomplish if I work hard enough for it. Thank you for giving me a good life. There are so many people who are not as lucky as I am to have such a wonderful dad like you in their life.
I know life consists of a lot of twists and turns; and I want to say that I think you are strong. Not everyone survives the hardships life throws at them, but you always continue to fight. Thank you for showing me what strength is and showing me I am stronger than I think. Wherever life decides to take me I know I will make it through having you right next to me.
As I get older I know I will not always live with you. But I want you to know that you have well prepared me for life, and I am not afraid to go out and embrace the world. You have given me the skills and lessons necessary to survive and without you I would not be who I am today. So thank you for giving me the greatest gifts you could give; your time, love, knowledge, and patience.
No matter how old I am or how far away I may be I will always be your child. A child that loves you more than she/he will ever be able to express.
Thank you for everything Dad. I love you to the moon and back.