I was loved before I was born!
I was planned, pushed through against odds, willed!
I was the reason why someone willingly risked having five children to support, just to have the chance to have me!
I was the reason why someone who’s gravely addicted to smoking quit his years-long vice, cold-turkey, to prepare for me and give me the good health that he wanted!
I was the reason why he had to come up with such a unique, “special and futuristic”, quirky name!
I am the reason of this someone’s many things!
To my dad, and the many inspiring stories that he shared, of how he desperately wanted me and the determined works that he did for that. And to the needed nuggets of wisdom that he taught me to prepare me for life. And to the values that he patiently but consistently instilled into me. And the good genes that he passed, too!
Most importantly, to the immutable fact of his inspiring willful works of love towards me, of which has carved into my being a special deep life-long understanding and knowledge of an immutable love!
Happy father’s day Pa!