My dad has a very special place in my heart for many reasons. He is my best friend and the person I can always count on the most. He can always make me laugh, he helps me talk through hard situations, and he is always there for me no matter what.
However, he will always have a special place in my heart for one reason in particular: when I was born, my biological father left the picture. Then, when I was 6 months old, this man stepped into my life.
He was just 22 years old himself. When most 22 year olds were going out to party or hangout with friends, he was there to take care of me. He didn’t blink an eye and took me in as his own. He was there for my first steps, he was there for all of my father-daughter dances, and when I was 7 years old, he adopted me.
He will forever be the greatest blessing in my life, and I literally cannot imagine my life without him. Without him, I would not be the person I am today.
Love you, Dad.”
– Mackenzie Sheehan
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