“How are you doing, what are your big plans for the week, when can I see you?”
My dad is the man. He cooks the meanest lasagna, has an empathetic + compassionate heart of gold, sings James Taylor like a boss, knows how do more than one thousand things (like farming, driving a back-ho, fixing cars, motivating people to be their best selves, rocking it at grad school…)
AND…he knows how to FISH…for fish + for opportunity.
My dad is not afraid of challenges. He meets them head on + surpasses them. When I talk about scrappy perseverance, I imagine my dad. Determined, resilient, hardworking DOER. He makes things happen.
I love you so much dad….with ALL of my heart. There are so many amazing opportunities (+ fish) ahead of you + me.
Let’s go fishing soon. We can go to the ocean or the river or the dam. Grab the canoe, kayak, or water boots. We can bring 2 or 3 or 10 of your tackle boxes. I’ll pack a snack and you pack the beer!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD. I LOVE YOU.