Do you have a childhood best friend that is still a super close friend? Do you have someone that pointed you to Jesus and you have never been the same? Do you have someone that was willing to think out loud with you in order to make the best possible decisions? Do you have someone that encouraged you when no one else did? Do you have someone that cried with you - and for you - when your heart hurt?
I did. I still do. And, until God calls him home, I always will.
Happy Birthday, Dad! Praying God blesses you in this coming year in ways you never thought possible. I love you, respect you, appreciate you, and admire you.