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(about my dad) A quote by Pope John XXIII reads as follows, “It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.” I know that I’m blessed in who my dad is. When picking who to write about for my speech, it didn’t even occur to me to write about anyone other than my father. My dad’s name is Gregory Lance McCaffrey, Sir for short, and while he might drive me crazy sometimes (and I him) I know that I can always come to him with any problem that I have. One of the best parts of my dad is his accessibility and his honesty. Even when I was little and still excited about the world, my dad would always have time and patience to listen to me. I’d ask something like, “Where do babies come from?” and he’d tell me Jesus gave them to parents because I’m an angel. I’m sure he doesn’t think that anymore but when I was five I was adorable. Even now, whenever I need to talk to him or ask a question he’s always there, ready and willing to listen. His ability to always be there really strengthened our relationship. It’s one of the main reasons why I love my dad. Even though he did lie about where babies come from, my dad’s usually pretty good about being honest. It’s easy to let little white lies into our daily conversations, but my father’s never been caught in one. If he tells you something then you can complete believe that it is the truth. He told me once that he believes in honesty for the sake of honesty. That is, if you lie to others, then they’ll just do the same to you. I’ve been caught up in a few lies, almost everyone has, but I’m glad to know there’s one person I can give my trust too and it won’t be misplaced. I give tribute to my dad, he’s one of the most important people in my life, and without him I know I’d be a very different person. Thank you dad, for all that you’ve taught me, and all that you’ve sacrificed for me. I love you.

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