March 26, 2016
My own immediate family has a funny dynamic. My sister (your aunt) looks like my mom (your Bubby) has half of my moms personality and has the most in common with my dad (your Zaidy). I look like my dad, have half the personality of my dad and the most in common with my mom.
But that being said, there is no denying that I am a daddy’s girl through and through. I don’t often see my dad cry but when I do it’s for sweet things like the time I told him I was pregnant with you.
Today is his 65th birthday and I can’t help but think about the relationship you are just beginning with your own dad.
Your dad is also a wonderful man. He’s not really anything like my dad except for that they are both genuine, kind and generous people who love their daughters. My dad has only cried on specific occasions that have a lot of emotional weight. Your dad probably got emotionally welled up this week over nothing.
I wonder if at 65 you will be as proud and loving to your dad. I really hope so. He is such a good dad. Seriously. He is amazing.
Anyways, lesson: call your dad. He loves you.
In the meantime, I’m going to call your dad and mine.