I love you, Dad. Happy birthday.
It's a Big One, Dad
This is a big birthday year for lots of my loved ones. Today's a big one for my dad. Recently, I've been thinking about the time he spent with me the summer before my senior year in college. We stripped and refinished a few pieces of furniture (in the most meticulous manner, the only way my dad would have it) for me to take to my first apartment that fall. We spent hours sanding, priming, and painting in his workroom down in the basement, singing along to oldies on the radio while we worked. That was just one of countless projects he did with me as a kid - projects that encouraged me to work with my hands, to be creative, to see things through to the end, to do my best. Projects that I'll never forget.