Sunday, June 18, 2006

Happy Fathers Day... Dad!

~~ My Dad wasn’t around at all when I was growing up...

  • He never walked the floor with me late at night to give my mom a break.
  • He wasn’t there to hear me speak my first words… or see me take my first steps... or to drive me to the hospital after I swallowed that ghastly mixture of laundry fluid...
  • Neither was he there to walk me to my first day of Kindergarten… or to watch me graduate.
  • And all those ballet recitals, choir performances and community theater gigs? Nope, no Dad there either.
  • But then... in 1974, when I was only 19 years old… "Dad" finally met mom... and made up for lost time.

    ~~ Thanks Dad, for always being there… during every single moment of my life since then.

  • Thanks for all of your help in practically raising my kids and for all of your support and encouragement in every little crazy thing I have ever done or attempted to do.
  • Thank you for being the very best friend my mom has ever had… and for loving her so.
  • And a special thank you for always managing to find a discreet way of facing in the other direction before rolling your eyes at me...
  • I love and appreciate you SO much!


    **And a Happy Father’s Day to my birth father too!... who I still can't help but believe always tried to do the very best that he could.

    LARGE PRINT VERSION especially for you Dad... because after all, it IS your day.

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