Wednesday, December 14, 2011

13 Years a Dad

Dear Alex,
It was on this day in 1998 that I "officially" became a Dad for the first time.  In a courtroom in Tuscarawas County, OH in front of a judge, I made my intentions known.  And after several minutes of Q&A it was done. I wasn't sure what to expect, but it was over before we knew it.  But I realized as I was dating your Mom that we were meant to be together as a family forever.  Your Mom, I know, agrees with that as well.  In fact, you were the one to call me Dad first without any prompting.  And that was before Mom and I got married.  Sometimes, I forget about this day all together because it just seems like I've known you all your life.  Now, you're a man.  You've just kicked your first semester of colleges ass and you're ready for more.  Know that I will never stop loving you or supporting you.  I will ALWAYS have your back.  Sure, there are times I get ticked at ya, but Dad's are suppose to do that.
I love you, kid.  Thanks for letting me be your Dad.


Domino Interface said...


You have a great kid. It was nice meeting Alex at MWLUG 2010. He was a great help and entertained my son throughout the conference. I hope to be able to see him when we are in MWLUG 2012, Pittsburgh if that is possible.

Don McNally said...

Who is the hairy guy in the back? :P

Nice post, Andy. I too enjoyed meeting Alex at MWLUG '10.