At age 8, your dad buys you ice cream. You thanked him by dripping it all over his lap. At 9, he paid for piano lessons. You thanked him by never practicing. At 10, he drove you all day, from soccer to one birthday party after another. You thanked him by jumping out of the car & never looking back. At 11, he took you & your friends to the movies. You thanked him by asking to sit in a different row. At 12, he warned you not to watch certain TV shows. You thanked him by not listening. At 13, he suggested a haircut. You thanked him by telling him he had no taste. At 14, he paid for a month away at summer camp. You thanked him by never writing him. At 15, he came home from work, looking for a hug. You thanked him by ignoring him. At 16, he taught you how to drive his car. You thanked him by sneaking out with it. At 17, he was expecting an important call. You thanked him by being on it all night. At 18, he cried at your graduation. You thanked him by staying out partying. At 19, he paid for your college tuition, drove you to campus & carried your bags. You thanked him by saying bye outside the dorm so you wouldn’t get embarrassed. At 25, he helped to pay for your wedding,& told you how much he loved you. You thanked him by moving far away. At 50, he fell ill & needed you to take care of him. You thanked him by reading about the burden parents become to their kids. & one day, he quietly died. & everything bad you did came down on YOUR HEART. If you love your dad, favorite.