As he held me in the airport our eyes aligned. My new father. I let out a small squeal as any infant does. He smiled back at me as a tear slowly rolled down his cheek. This is My father, the man who i aspire to be. He is the one who has taught me to ride a bike and when i fall down to get back up and keep going. He is the one my brothers and i try to mimic. We sit like him, cross our legs in the same manner, and even have the same humor. This is the man who has taught me to respect all women. He is the one who would read The Chronicles of Narnia every night as i fell asleep to his words imagining impossible worlds and crazy adventures. He is the man who prayed with me every night and makes sure his love for my mother is public and known. He has shown me both sides of a marriage. The Lovely side and the hard side. Through both, he showed us how to get through. He taught us the two most important words of marriage: “Yes Dear!” He has walked me through the bible and challenged me with my faith! He is the man i could not live without. Dad I love you!