... just because.
1. He sounds so genuinely happy when I call.
2. He turned us all into Dr. Pepper-swilling CD junkies, and we wouldn't be Willises otherwise.
3. He reads everything I write, and takes it seriously.
4. He joyfully welcomed Ben into the family.
5. He is so punny.
6. He is an amazing musician, and has always shared his love for music with his daughters.
7. He has been to three Over the Rhine concerts.
8. He understands my moods.
9. He appreciates Peppermint and her humor, embraces weird jokes about granulated peanuts, and when he comments on her blog, he signs it *D*.
10. He is obviously smitten with his granddaughters.