Happy Father’s Day to all those DADS out there! Today is the first day it hasn’t been 95 degrees out… so we’re already off to a glorious day!
And to my own DAD… my own special FATHER…
Happy Father’s Day! To the very first man I loved and adored…
Thank you for being YOU.
On this day, I honor you… for all that you have brought into my life. And all that you continue to bring.
To the only man on earth that calls me Audro.
The man who knows why I cried my eyes out when I got my haircut when I was 16 years old (and still tried to convince me that it looked good!).
The man who introduced me to clam dip, fried bologna sandwiches, coffee cabinets, grilled cheese with tomato, pancakes made with bacon grease, coffee with cream and sugar, lemon-filled donuts, double cheese everything, strawberry shortcake and mashed potatoes with lots of butter.
The man who coached my softball team for 5 years. The man who NEVER missed ONE swim meet in 18 years… even if it meant flying to Michigan, North Carolina or Tennessee.
The man who encouraged me to go wherever I felt I belonged when it came to deciding on a college. And even though he knew that me moving to NYC after college would break his heart, he never told me so (even though I knew).
The man who loves my children. Sees in them the gifts that I see. And sees the pieces of “him” and “me” in them… which I know touches his heart.
To this man. My father. My father for 30 years. I love you more than anything. You are still the man who inspires me to reach for the sky. Dream the bigger dream. And believe that there are no impossibilities in life.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
I love you so much, DAD. You and Mom will always be my heart and soul together. I feel so blessed to have you as my DAD!