Dad, I want to thank you for all the patience you showed to me when I was a kid. God knows I must have given you a run for your money! It is only through raising my own boy that I realize the trials and tribulations of being a good father, and the rewards as well.
I still remember all the fishing trips and camping trips, and the walks and the talks, and the times that you took the time to teach me right from wrong. I may not have shown my appreciation back then, but believe me, I certainly do now. I also remember your smile.
I am fortunate that you are still with me, and how we are still planning that big fishing trip for the summer. Not many can be as lucky as I am, to have their best friend, their life friend, still by their side after all those years. I love you dad.