Today is my dad’s birthday, so first and foremost I would like to say happy birthday dad. I have come a long way to achieve the health and happiness you so wanted for me. I have lost weight and have taken measures to ensure to reduce the risk of getting diabetes. I know you feared that for me, and I want you to know that, although it took me some time to figure it out on my own, I have.
I have never felt better in my life. I spend a lot more time with mom. She misses you terribly but has went on to live a vital, happy life. Shoot the woman has more of a social life than any of us. She is the angel of our family and we are grateful for every minute we have with her. I know you are with God and the rest of the family that has passed and that even though we may be unable to see you, you still walk among us.
I appreciate everything you taught me and the strength that I obviously acquired from you. I am just like you, dad. Maybe this is why we would butt heads so much. I am very much in control of my life these days and am proud of how far I have come. I want you to know that I understand why we had our differences and I hold no animosity. In fact, I cherish those moments, as they were what made me the strong woman I am today.