Dear Dad, We didn't get a chance to say goodbye--you left before we could tell you how much we loved you and how much we appreciated everything you've done for us. So, we would like to let the world know what you meant to us. You were always there for us when we needed support. You could always make us laugh, even when we were mad at you. You were always willing to listen to what we had to say and more importantly, tried to share the same thoughts, even if you didn't agree with them. You never judged us, always accepted who we were. We could always count on you to be there when we needed you. When we screwed up, you just shook your head, but never criticized us. And were always proud of us no matter what we did. You loved us unconditionally. We felt your generousity, whether it was through something you did for us, or something we watched you do for someone else. You were ALWAYS smiling (and we have the pictures to prove it!). You were always willing to give a new experience at least one try. You never acted your age, and will always be remembered as young-at-heart for it. You proved it by playing Playstation games with us (and usually beating us too!), going to an N'Sync concert, learning to use a computer and the internet and trying (somewhat) successfully to roller blade. You knew how to be a friend and how to be a father and at when which one was appropriate. You taught us to be honest, even when it wasn't the easy way out. We could alway depend on you. You showed us what loyalty meant, and how it affected others. You showed us what happiness really could be. You taught us to stick by our opinions, even if they weren't shared by anyone else, because they were ours. You let us know that it was OK to make mistakes and also taught us how to learn from those mistakes. We watched you enjoy every moment and not to take anything for granted. We learned important stuff like how to schnitzle eggs and how to roast marshmellows properly for smores. We learned the importance of seeing a dentist regularly to avoid super-gluing our teeth back in place. We learned that no matter how much we didn't like it, that having some degree of red hair is inevitable. We learned what it was like to live LIFE. You have given us so many memories that we will cherish forever. Lastly, you were the best father in the world and we will forever miss you, but will always carry a piece of you inside our hearts and you will never be forgotten.
With much love, Jennifer & Sue
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