Just like dad

My dad left Iran with $840 in his suitcase.

He came to America where he worked long days, late nights, and most weekends.

Yet somehow, he found time for family.

He insisted that we have dinner together every night.

He insisted that we take family road trips.

He’d bring me on business visits to India, France, and England.

My dad taught me everything from business and negotiation to girls and dating.

Today, he’s my friend as much as he’s my father.

If you’re lucky to have your parents around, call them. Go see them. Hug them. Thank them for their sacrifices.

Dad, I’m excited to see you tomorrow for your birthday.

Thanks for prioritizing parenting over paperwork. Thanks for putting family first.