My dad has always taken such good care of me, and even as an adult, he’s always looking out for me and helping me in so many ways. He loves spending time with me and all our family, and he tells us so often.
2. What’s the best advice your dad ever gave you?
Spend time with the people you love now, and don’t put off special moments or vacations (if you can). You never know how much time you’ll have with them. (His own Mom died young.)
3.What’s something you have in common with your dad?
He has handed on to me a love of the Catholic Faith, a love of learning and reading, and a love of travel. Also listening to Yankees baseball and riding motorcycles.
4. What makes your dad happy?
He can be really silly, especially when he imitates Gilhooley (a movie character who is basically a beach bum).
6. What was your dad like when he was a child?
He was adventurous. He would play in the woods all around his home, and swim and do fun stuff all the time.
8. What is your dad’s favorite food?
For as long as I can remember, my dad has worked very hard to provide for his family, and to have the time and resources to spend time traveling and having fun with us. He has persevered at his job for almost 30 years, even when its been hard.
10. If your dad were a character, who would he be?
Gilhooley (from “Donovan’s Reef”) or Mr. Incredible
11. Where is your dad’s favorite place to go?
Maybe it’s because my love language is gift giving, but I know my dad loves me by all material and immaterial things he’s given me. A nice home growing up, my Faith, lots of great years of homeschooling, helping me attend a terrific Catholic college, my first car, a lovely wedding reception, so many, many wonderful memories from trips all over the country and cruises in the Caribbean, letting us live in their retirement house until they retire, and spending time and showing love to me and my girls. There are so many other things my dad has given me, that I’m so grateful for, and I hope he know how much I love him back. I love you, Dad.