You walked me to school, where I discovered my first words.
You walked with me to the library, encouraging my love of books.
You were the one who told me “I could achieve anything I wanted, all I had to do was try”.
You played the joker, but instilled in me a work ethic to succeed by.
You were the only man I wanted at my graduation and the best man I’ll ever know.
To the man who was my father in all but name:
You will be missed.