August 26 has always makes think of lots of things…end of summer, beginning of school, cross country season. But before all of these things, it was celebrated for being my dad’s birthday. He’s the one who I could always lean on for a huge hug, the latest football news, and advice with a good dose of reason.
And about six years ago, I passed a familiar guy in a crosswalk on my way to class. We had met a couple times before, and on this day, I said hello again. On our first date, I found out Andrew shared a birthday with my dad. Some months later, and I was (for the first time ever) the quietest person at the dinner table. The chatty ones: Dad and Andrew. And not too many months after that, I realized a few things about Andrew – I could always lean on him for a huge hug, the latest football news, and advice with a good dose of reason.
Happy birthday to these two men who, while they have so many similar qualities, display them to me in each of their own unique ways. Love you both and Happy Birthday!
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