Today is Dad’s birthday. He’s not been feeling well for the past week – strepthroat and bronchitis. He was feeling some better today, so we went out to see him and Mom for lunch. We had a nice afternoon visiting from a distance – he didn’t want us to get too close and catch anything. He’s been taking antibiotics since last Sunday (when Mom took him to an urgent care clinic), but still feels really crummy.

From Dad, I’ve learned about integrity and hard work. He’s proof that someone can change their life and their relationships if they choose to and work hard to make it happen.

Happy Birthday, Dad.

I love you.