♥He's the most gentle person I know.
♥He knows so much about plants-- any plant that I point out, he knows what it is, how it's used, and where it grows.
♥My dad reads a lot. We've always had a lot of books, on everything from poetry to gardening to cooking, and my brother and I both really, really like books.
♥Speaking of cooking, my dad is awesome at it. He can take a bunch of seemingly unrelated ingredients and make something delicious on a moment's notice. And he makes the best scrambled eggs in the world.
♥He's still madly in love with my mom. This is from their 25th anniversary party. My mom was a bride-of-Frankenstein character, with crazy hair and tons of lace over a hoop skirt, and my dad wore a hideous rubber mask for most of the night. So much fun.
♥My dad is really funny, and he's always so delighted when one of his jokes goes over well.
♥He never told me or my brother that something we wanted to be was unrealistic, or would take too much work. He's always encouraged us in whatever we wanted to do.
♥He's accepting of people just the way they are.
Happy Father's Day! Love you so much, Dad. I can't wait to see you in a few days.