- When I was 5, my dad gave me a pink shirt with a heart on the collar. Judging from pictures, I think I wore it everyday for a year.
- In 5th grade, I got cut from the school play. Oh the rejection. I also lost the class spelling bee. As the clear favorite, the devastation was palpable. I came home from piano lessons to find a box of chocolates and the sweetest note ever from my dad. I have since hid the note because I can't even look at the envelope without crying.
- In college, I lamented not having a date to the Valentine's Day banquet, which the school was cruel enough to hold in the regular dining commons so it was clear to everyone who was with someone and who was oh so alone. Dad made the 4 hour drive just to give me an excuse to dress up to go to dinner in the dining commons. Seriously, have you ever heard of anything sweeter?
Sorry to make you cry Dad - I love you!