Start with a heaping cup of love.
Toss with equal parts patience and wisdom.
Mix in two tablespoons of heroism and two more of hard work.
Blend with answers to off-the-wall questions, the ability to fix anything that breaks, and willingness to play dolls or trucks, as the situation dictates.
Add a scoop of self-sacrifice, the ability to drive long distances without falling asleep, and sprinkle in a sense of humor to taste.
Top with bedtime hugs and tickles, cover generously with heartfelt prayers, then bake for a lifetime.
And to a man who’s a prize-winner in this recipe category….
Happy Birthday, Dad!