This week we are celebrating a great man, it is daddy's birthday! Yay!
And guess what? Since daddy had his "golden birthday" only... well... 39 years ago, we are not celebrating in a golden fashion, but rather just another amazing year of him gracing us with his awesomeness ;).
Besides being devastatingly handsome, smart, and funny, your daddy is the epitome of positivity Addie! Ask anyone.
He loves life, God, family, good bourbon, and Resee's peanut butter cups ;). In relation to that last point, it just so happens that every Halloween when checking you and the yahoos candy bags, those delicious little pb cups always seem to look suspicious, so daddy jumps in to save the day by personally testing each one. Pretty much our hero Addie!
He gives 120% to everyone he meets and everything he does.
He see's promise in everyone (especially you my dear...) he's trustworthy and passionate, and no doubt would give you the shirt off his back.
He lives life to the fullest and very much wants the same for you. Remember when he wanted you to experience rock climbing? Yeah, that didn't end so well, but when the time is right he will take you again. He wants you to experience everything and to do everything this world has to offer! Accept for maybe sky diving... that may be his limit!
Like the great Temple Grandin says, "different, not less"... you too will conquer challenges, strive to do your very best, and leave a great mark in this world Addie.
Daddy is a strong believer in the "do what you love" mentality and it shows in his work and his life. He works hard for our family.
He travels a lot (also a fact...), but never goes a day without making us all feel nothing but absolutely loved! He's in the know of "who did what" and "how it went" at all times!
When he is home and not traveling, his favorite part of the day is taking everyone to school in the morning. He loves to talk about all the promise the day holds and then hearing how it all went during family dinner. Bedtime talks to look forward to tomorrow is the icing on the cake for him. Being such a special part of the day, when daddy's out of town we make it our priority to call him on our the way to school, and then again at the end of the day. One team, one dream each and everyday!
He focuses on the "can do" in all of us, especially you Addie. Your Autism may be woven in who you are, but he will never let that be a reason to stop you from "doing" in this world.
So this week we celebrate your daddy Addie. He's unbelievably proud of you always! Keep watching him because he's a beautiful example of what truly appreciating all this world has to offer is all about!
Happy Birthday to your daddy!
We love you!