I don't attempt portraits often, but I gave it a go yesterday in honor of Father's Day. This is my steadfast and gentle Father whom I love very much. I wrote a little something for him this morning and thought I'd share it here.
For My Dad, Father's Day 2013
Thank you, Daddy for loving us all. Thank you for early morning jaunts to the beach to cook breakfast on the seawall. Thank you for being my softball coach and coming to my school programs. Thank you for going to work every day and working hard. Thank you for teaching me to notice and appreciate the beauty of nature and the thrill of a really great road trip.
Thank you for teaching me to work sums in my head and to look at life through kind and gentle eyes. Thank you for remembering to wave to me every morning as you drove down the driveway and for waking me before everyone else on Saturdays so we could be the first ones at the tennis court or so we could get to the lake in time to catch a few fish at the farm...just and you me. Those are such sweet memories.
Thank you for giving me a magical, love-filled childhood. Thanks you for the sacrifices you made to give us a good life.
We have had our share of sadness lately but I pray that the coming year is filled with healing and joy for you and Mother. I hope you get some rest, learn new things and laugh each and every day. You are one of a kind...a great dad and a true gentleman. I love you very, very much and I am proud to be your daughter.
Have a wonderful day today. We'll be together soon!
Linking up today with: