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My father is my hero. I am the youngest of four children, but I came much later than the other three. Because of this age gap, I grew up very much like an only child. In growing up like this, I was fortunate to have spent a great deal of time with my parents, both together and one on one. The three of us would go to flower shows and botanical gardens, because Dad has always been passionate about gardening. He was teaching me about natural fertilizers (aka manure aka cow pies aka cow poop) way before it became trendy. My dad's callused hands are a testament to the countless hours spent in his garden weeding, planting, and harvesting, as well as to the endless construction projects he has undertaken (some of which never seem to end LOL). He has taught me patience and the value of hard work. He has modeled unconditional love and the importance of being kind. I could write an entire volume about the goodness of my father and about everything he has contributed to my life, as well as to the lives of others. Suffice it to say, I know how blessed I am to have grown up with him as my father, as well as to have his continued love and support today. I love you, Dad, more than all the ice cream sundaes in the world. You are my Iron Man, my Bob Ross, and my Johnny Carson rolled into one. You are what all other men should strive to be. My hero...
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