Today is my wonderful dad’s birthday. Alas I can’t be with him on his birthday, but I will be there in spirit as I usually am.
He’s had a tough year, hell my whole family has a tough year, but he keeps it together. He is a person that never stops and always keeps moving forward. He loves to tinker with things and find out how they work – I think this is where I got my love of gadgets from.
There are so many fond memories of my dad. He taught me how to make an awesome bbq (or assado as we say it in Argentina), he taught me how to fish, he taught me how to put up a light fixture, he taught me how to use a hammer and not hit my fingers, he taught me that no matter what, family is important.
Today is my dad’s birthday and I wanted to wish him the best on this day. Even though he’s had a rough time dealing with my mom’s stroke these past few months, he still has remained strong. He is doing his best to make sure she is comfortable. It’s not easy for him, so especially on this day I hope he gets a chance to relax a bit and enjoy the day.
My dad is a very independent and strong man. He loves to experiment and he loves to create machinery. Check him out here during my last visit to Toronto in February where he took his snow blower invention out for a run.
We might not have always seen eye to eye, but it has been those moments that have made us stronger. I truly love my father and it is because of him I have grown into the person I am. It was my father who taught me how to fish, it was my father that taught me how to make a fire, it was my father that showed me how to bbq the Argentine way, it was my father who showed me how to paint, it was my father who showed me that I can take risks and not worried if I failed.
Thank you dad for being there and I wish you the best on your birthday today.