On this day when we honor the incredible fathers in our lives, I am longing to spend it with the amazing man who made me a mother. While he is no longer physically present to celebrate this day with us, I still feel his presence in so many ways and will forever cherish the infinite gifts he gave me, among them, our remarkable children. In them, I see his captivating smile and contagious laugh, his sparkling eyes and his long curly lashes. I marvel at their magnetic personalities, their athleticism, their intelligence, their love of music, their wit and wisdom beyond years, all remarkable attributes inherited from their father. He lives within them, in their hearts and in their souls, and together we will celebrate him every single day. Mark was and always will be Cooper’s first hero, Lucia and Cecilia’s first love, and one of the most extraordinary fathers I have ever known.