Thank you Dad for:
Your love of words and books.
Believing in the craft of writing and photography.
Walking through your own growth and learning despite the pain.
The way you get excited about a fresh issue of The New Yorker read in front of a warm fire.
Spending hours, and years, picking up cans, bottles and newspapers so they can be recycled.
Your love of grammar.
Believing that things will always get better, despite the circumstance.
Being respectful of all people, from all walks of life.
Worrying every time you send a photo to a client that it is good enough.
Believing in the power of community service.
Being open to change.
Laughing at our family quirks.
Making me always feel better, no matter the situation.
Teaching that perfection is impossible but learning from mistakes is transformational.
However fathers get assigned in the world, I am sure glad I got you.
Happy Father’s Day Dad. I love you.