Dad. He was always on my side, always backing me up because I was the baby of the family, and he is the reason I am as creative as I am - because he was always encouraging me. I'm pretty sure he thought I was the best artist ever - at least he made me feel like it.
He was very proud of my brother and I, and I know he still would be now, more so than ever. He had a funny sense of humor and was a great friend to a lot of people. He was my biggest fan, whether I was drawing, playing sports, or playing in the band. He left this world right as I was getting ready to accomplish some of the biggest things in my life, but I've kept him close to my heart - I've dragged him through everything i've been doing during the past 8 years, and I'll continue to do that in the future because he is Always In My Thoughts.
Dad, in high school - my favorite photo :)
I have the most awesome father-in-law ever. He's so generous and helpful, loves to take care of others, and is there for so many people. He has made such a huge impact on so many kids' lives as a boxing coach, and never quits giving. He's inspirational and super hard-working, and wants nothing but the best for those he loves (which is a lot of folks - he has a huge heart.)
My father in law & I, on the NJ side of the Hudson River
My step-dad is one of the nicest people on the planet earth - so calm and cool, and pleasant to be around. He's a friendly guy who for years has treated me like his very own daughter, and he's super great to the rest of my family, too. I couldn't ask for a better step-dad. I especially love that he loves college football! He's proof that even when life seems unfair or a little out of place, things turn out fine in the end.
My step-dad at my wedding (2006)
Three awesome fathers - so many great fathers out there, but these are the top three that I know!
Happy Father's Day - make sure to take some time out to thank all of the fathers that have made a positive impact on your life! :)