happy birthday to the first man who ever stole my heart…my dad! i love you so much! thank you for being such a wonderful dad to not only me, but tara and kevin too! you raised two very strong-willed and independent girls and one sweet + caring boy, all while teaching us important life lessons and showing us unconditional love. i feel so lucky and blessed to have such an amazing person in my life. now that i am older you are not just a dad to me, but a best friend. thank you for always being there for me and for giving me a shoulder to lean on. i love you more than i could ever say. and although we are many miles away i know we’re never really that far because we are always in each other’s hearts. i hope you have a fantastic birthday! i love you, dad!