Dear Papi

I want to let you know I love you and I would like to thank you for everything you've done for your family.

You've set an example to me for how a man should treat me and how he should provide for his family.

I've seen you love mami and try to ask me what was wrong whenever I had a problem with a boyfriend even if I didn't want to talk about it.

You taught me to always try my best even if it was not enough.

Thank you for defending me.

Thank you for teaching me to drive.

Thank you for supporting my decisions and having my back when mami told me I was wrong.

Thank you for teaching me that I always deserve better.

I know that you've made sacrifices for us and always did what you thought was best.

You taught me that fun doesn't have an age limit.

Thank you for molding me into the person I am today.

I've seen a side of you that society says a man shouldn't have and even worse show. Thank you for that.

Thank you for being a family man and I see the way you are with your grandchildren.

Thank you for opening your door and welcoming not only myself but my family as well.

Thank you for teaching BJ how to walk (even though he was a bit of a late bloomer). I just pray that he becomes just a fraction of the man you are.

Thank you Papi. Love you.