I know that I say it every year, but it's eternally true-- I am richly blessed for parents, and I'm so very proud of my Dad. Everything that's best about me came directly from Mom and Dad. I'll take credit for my own failings, but I couldn't be more grateful to have such lovely folks.
Throughout life there are people whom you admire and over the years, you come to see their flaws and they seem less heroic, less admirable. Dad is as heroic as ever. He's an exceptional person, and I'm blessed to be his daughter. I wouldn't trade my parents for anyone on earth, nor for any thing this world could offer.
I love you, Dad.