This day is one of the most important days because it is the birthday of the man who made me, me. My father, David, is the most caring and loving human being I have ever known and I would not be the person I am today if it weren’t for him. He did everything for me – from carpools (I know my childhood friends remember that) to helping me with boy advice. He did all of it… and I’ve never known another dad as dedicated as he was. The picture above of my dad was a photo I snapped of him in NYC, with the camera he gave me that started it all. It was the first time I had ever been and he took me for my 18th birthday. It’s something I will never forget! I remember telling him, “I will live here one day,” and his response was “and I’m sure you will, sweetie.” I believe that he gave me the confidence I needed to achieve my dreams and made me feel like I was “enough.” I believe my dad instilled a confidence in me that no one could ever do, and I will forever be grateful. I love you dad, and you will forever be missed!