This is my dad and today is his birthday! I am one of the lucky people who can say that as a child and even as a teenager my parents and I really had a very little amount of animosity. I remember my parents as very supportive and encouraging people in my life. As I would come home and declare at various stages in my life that I was going to be a biathlete, then a Rolfer and then a photographer my parents did not even once shut me down. They were inquistive about these things and I felt that they trusted my judgement and my knowledge of who I was and what I valued. This trust and ever present love are probably two of the biggest factors that have helped me become the happy confident adult I am most days. So thank you Dad and Mom(even though it is just Dad’s birthday today). Thanks for being great!


And if anyone besides my parents actually reads my blog and if you were lucky enough to have parents that were even half as loving, involved and supportive as mine are,  then call them up today and thank them.

And Dad, I hope you have a great day, I’ll call you later.