I would just like to start off by saying thank you. Thank you for everything that you have done for me in my life. You have always been there to give me positive reinforcement in everything I do and given me everything I have ever wanted. I am at the point in my life where I have to begin to make my own decisions and think for myself, but you have raised me to be strong and independent and I know that I will make the right choices, thanks to you.
You are one of the biggest influences in my life, and many of the things I am interested in are because of you. I may not tell you, but I like learning about what you like so that I can also look into it and learn about it. From skating to music to cars, I’ve gained interest in them because of you, and from there, my love for all those things have grown and become a part of my life.
I’d like to let you know that I appreciate all the advice you have given me throughout the years. They have helped me understand life better and look at things with a new perspective. I know I always have you to come to when I need help or to just talk about new things I’ve discovered. Thank you for that.
I love you, dad. And we need to go to a P.O.D. concert soon or a surf contest so I can meet some pros as well and take pictures of them before they pass away unexpectedly. You’re the coolest dad. I love you.