Today is a very special day for me, because it’s my father’s birthday or, should I say, it was my father’s birthday, as he passed away around two years ago on the 14th of December.
My father was a very special person to me. He was a simple man with an incredible experience and knowledge of this world. As a child he taught me a lot about goodness and kindness, he taught me how to be strong and not be scared. After that, as a teenager, he taught me how a man should be and later on in life he became my very dear friend. He made sure I always had my feet on the ground. He was always there in the good times and the bad times, and the truth is that I miss him terribly.
However, I guess my father’s legacy to me was simplicity. Now I can see that I didn’t understand it in my teenage years, or when I was a young man, but his message to me, and to everybody that came into contact with him, was that of simplicity and love.
So, wherever you are, daddy, happy birthday! We all miss you.
Thank you so much for being such a positive force in the life of everybody. God bless you!