Sunday, September 6, 2009

Happy Fathers Day

Dear Dad,

I can't believe this is your 27th fathers day.

Sometimes I find it hard to know what to say to you, you were just a kid when your first child was born, only 23 years old.. basically the same age as me.

I can't imagine being a parent at my age.. but you stepped up to the plate and provided for your family financially but more so emotionally.
You even let mum pop out two more kids before you were 30!

You always protected us, loved us and provided for us.
We have had many happy memories.
You fought for us, when you had nothing left to give.
You didn't want to leave us.

For everything you have gone through to still be here with us today.
I say thank you.
Thank you for learning and growing with us. It can't have been easy having not had a father after the age of 8.
But you did it.
You raised a family, you taught as well.
Although you may not always think of it, we are more than capable of standing on our own two feet and that's because of the guidance you gave us.

Through the good times, and the bad.
I love you and I hope so share many many more fathers day's with you.

Your daughter,


Caragh, Dad, Matthew.. Circa 1987.


The Captain's Wife said...

This post caught me off guard. Father's day in the USA is in June. I take it from this that in Aussie it is in September.

Happy Dad day to your pop...

heyLyss09 said...

Cute! I always forget that Father's day in Australia is in Sept. I should probably give my grandpa a call.