Happy Father’s Day dad xo
I wish I could be there with you on this special day. I wanted to write something for you to show you how much you mean to me. Over the last 23 years, you have been such an inspiration to me. You have always worked to hard to keep our family happy, and to provide me and Laura with everything we could ever ask for. I have seen you, day after day, go to work with a smile.
You are known as a people person, and everyone loves you.
Whenever I go back to Parry Sound, our home town, every single person knows and respects you. You are such a hard worker, passionate and talented. I can remember you taking us in the boat every summer, taking us to “hot rocks” and letting us jump of the bow of the boat. I remember you taking us in the plane and taking us on “roller coaster rides”. You have always been there when I need to make a tough decision, what job to take, which university to choose, giving me endless advice that I can only appreciate now. You are such an incredible dad, and I know your love for me and Laura is endless. It must have been tough to wait so long to have us, and 5 years later, and IVF, we finally arrived!
I look up to you every day, and one day I would love to be half as successful as you have been.
I see the love you have for mom, and your brothers, and I see how caring, affectionate and loving you are to us. I know that you hate when I leave the country and travel, because that’s not the life that you had. But I am so appreciative that you understand, respect and support me no matter what.
I can’t thank you enough dad.
You have travelled to come see me in so many places now! I hope I have inspired you a little to explore and see the world through my eyes. You came to France when I was on a high school exchange, and were enamoured with the sheep that lived just outside my window. You came to visit me in New Zealand when I lived there for a year and studied at the university, and you loved driving on the left hand side. You even came to visit me this year, after my ski season in France, and you took me around Portugal where you had already travelled with mom. I can only thank you from the bottom of my heart for providing me with every single opportunity in this world.
I love you to the moon and back.
Your little bird,