To my father

Dad,

I want you to know that I miss your hugs and kisses.  I miss you learning new words and teaching us new things everyday.  I love how your sense of adventure has always made things much more interesting and separated us from the mainstream.  You are the kind of dad people dream of, the one where we can come to and talk to about anything and everything.  You will understand and give us great advice or just be an ear to listen.  I remember hiking up Mt. Rubidoux and eating sandwiches at the summit on a sunny clear day.  

When I grow old I want to have just as many adventures as you.  So that I too can drive 15 hours from Chihuahua to Riverside capturing my children´s hearts just as you did with us.  

Happy birthday to you!!