When I was a little girl my dad was my peaches and cream, the bee’s knees, my perfect pour, THEE MAN of my life. I looked up to him and loved him and adored him and I always wanted to be around him. He would get on his knees and dance with me. I wanted to be his secretary when I grew up. Basically, he was the coolest dude I knew.
Now that I’m older, he’s still the coolest dude I know. Now we both dance on our feet and though my secretarial career seems a little far fetched, I still want to be around him as much as possible.
You see, Leo Lovato is the most honest, hard working, disciplined, driven, focused, courageous, kind, generous, compassionate, loving, God-fearing, engaging, enthusiastic, gracious man I know, and I’m not just saying that because he’s my dad. Everyone that knows him agrees: Leo is peaches and cream, he’s the bee’s knees, a perfect pour, THEE MAN to know. He walks around shaking hands (he has an AWESOME hand shake), handing out hugs and kissing babies. He’s just that [great] guy. And everyone wants to be around him as much as possible.
Today, Father’s Day, I’m on the other side of the country, closer to where this family photo was taken, actually. So I’ll dip my toe in the water and send some love out into the Atlantic and reminisce on the last 31 Father’s Days my dad’s been able to celebrate, with and without me. Because even when it isn’t possible to be around him, it is possible to strive to be more like him. And I think making a venture to be more like Leo Lovato is a pretty damn good Father’s Day gift.
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