All joking aside, I want you to know how much I appreciate everything you've done for me over the years—the support, the love and the late nights of typing up my high school English essays on the computer for me because someone (me) waited until the last minute to finish writing them (2 a.m.) and would never have been able to type them up in time for class (one-finger typing skills just don't cut it).
I wouldn't be the writer, the father or the person I am today without you—I also wouldn't have this nice Italian olive skin that doesn't sunburn, which I greatly appreciate. Brittany and I, and especially Ella and Anna, are that much luckier to have you in our lives. And the new baby will be, too.
I guess the awesomeness doesn't fall far from the tree.
I love you, Mom.
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