Thank you for being my best friend.
Thank you for always making cinnamon and sugar toast before we watched a movie; for always making sure we listened to Christmas music all season long, (and for making us watch West Side Story even though we'd always complain.)
Thank you for raising us to believe potato chips were cancerous :) (haha) and for taking us to Arctic Circle for ice cream on Friday nights.
Thank you for sitting me down in your den, asking me on Sunday afternoons how things were going in my life. Thank you for always being interested, and never too busy to listen.
Thank you for coming into my bedroom and saying goodnight all those years I lived at home. Thank you texting me from far away to do the same thing :) Thank you for loving me, supporting me, and listening. Thank you for letting me know what matters most, by caring about those very same things yourself.
Thank you for being someone who I'd want to grow up and be like; and most especially, thank you for being someone who set a standard of what I would always look for in a husband one day, too.
You're the best kind of dad a girl could ask for, and I could never thank you enough. I love you more than you could possibly know.
When I think of my dad, I always think of the quote I once heard in the movie, The Happiest Millionaire, "When I was little, I used to think my dad was the smartest man I knew. But since I've grown older, I'm much, much wiser - because now I know he is."
Happy Fathers day to my hero and best friend and to my dad, I love you.