Just as I did for Mother’s Day, I’m going to give equal love to the guy who is my dad. He’s amazing and we are very much opposites. He’s analytical and I’m not. He’s got dad jokes up the wazoo and I’ve got biting sarcasm that got me in all sorts of trouble as a kid. He likes all the Transformers movies and I’m more ambivalent about them.
Where we are alike is in our creative minds. He’s an inventor at heart, always thinking of ways to expand technology in the world. I can’t go into details but I’m pretty sure he could create a teleportation device. He has a wealth of knowledge that I continue to draw from to this day. Rather than telling me to go look it up on the internet (which is my default all too often), he will do his best to show me and teach me.
I’ve learned a great deal about the sacrifices a father makes for his wife and children through my dad. He didn’t do everything right along the way but he’s made a substantial effort in keeping relationship with my sister and I as well as adopting our respective spouses, going out of his way to make them feel part of the family. His example helps me to look forward to when I’m a dad myself. He’s awesome and amazing in his own right and he should be proud to be my dad.