"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much.
- Hedy Lamarr
My dad - Robert "Bob" Breakey - is one of the most lovable people on the planet.
He is kind, thoughtful, supportive and generous. I guess it makes sense that since my mom is so great - so is my dad.
I really lucked out.
I can talk to my dad about anything and I get his emotional support. Now, part of this has to do with his years of being a Guidance councillor as well as a distress centre hotline volunteer for many years - but he knows how to listen and how to respond.
I feel totally safe with him which helps me immensely.
|Me and my dad painting my first rental house at University.
My dad also has this gift. He is funny without even trying to be funny. He has always had this quality and it has made me wish I had written down every funny thing my dad has said and written a book.
My dad has provided me with so many belly laughs I can't even tell you.
He is just a "say it like it is" kind of guy and sometimes he is just so hilarious. He has no airs about him. He just is who he is - and because he is such a good guy…well…it is hard to explain but he is just one of the funniest people I know.
He was always there in my childhood - ready to read funny stories or have fun outside.
|My Dad with my brother Paul and me.
He is giving. Right now, he is driving all the way from Toronto, before rush hour, in order to take my three boys to school because my mom is so busy taking care of the boys and me after my leg accident. He is the ultimate Tim Horton's gifter - and is a wonderful "Papa" to my children. They love him to death.
|Two of my boys a while back with their "Papa".
He's an awesome BBQer. He vacuums and dusts and cleans. One of the most common things he says is "I don't mind" - and he means it.
He love me unconditionally and he has never, ever made me doubt that. He is encouraging and positive. He treats my mom the way she deserves to be treated.
I love my dad more that I could ever put into words.
Happy Father's Day to all the hard-working dads out there.
I love you dad.
You simply are the best there is.