On being a parent:
"...It is hard. Very, very hard. And in reflection, it was the very best part of my younger life. I learned so much and how to really love. How to keep commitments. How to help us survive and flourish. And I'm ALWAYS here for you. Always. I love you so much."
That was a message I got from my dad one day. Through all that life has thrown at us, we've always had a way of connecting. Sometimes with words. Sometimes with music. Sometimes without a sound.
And to my dad, I just want to say thanks for always answering the phone and never giving up on me.