Dear Dad F

I’m writing to you today because I wanted to let you know that I love you!  You’re a great father and grandfather.  I also wanted to let you know that you raised two very intelligent and well-rounded children.  They are your legacy!

You raised your children by your example.  You didn’t say, “Do as I say, not as I do.”  No, your children learned to be good people because of the example that you showed them.  You taught them that family and God are the most important things in life.  You taught them a good work ethic because you yourself have strong work ethics and you modeled this to your family.  You praised them when they earned praise and you punished them when they had done wrong.

You raised a strong son who has many of your qualities and I am happy for that.  We often have hypothetical children conversations and Rob tells me that he wants to be like you.  I believe that is the highest compliment that you could ever pay someone, but it speaks miles for the deep respect that he has for you.  I’m so happy that I married into your family!

Thank you for being a second father to me and taking me into your family unconditionally.  Thank you for your acceptance of me.

I know that I don’t tell you enough, but I do love you and I respect you immensely.