Thank you for coaching all of my sports teams and teaching me to be strong.
Thank you for trying to understand me through my teenage years (and going so far as to take me shopping for "anything you want that isn't black").
Thank you for staying up late to proof-read all of those papers I procrastinated writing (and I promise not to make you proof my dissertation.
Thanks for inspiring me with your love of learning to also become a Dr. Quillen.
Thank you for teaching me to cook and being my "sous chef" as I tried new things.
I can't even count the ways you have shaped who I am.
And one more thing...thanks for the nose