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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!



Happy Father's Day, Dad.
YOu are the reasons we are so strong.
No matter what mess we are in, you rescued us and told us you too made those mistakes when you were young.
You told us to look up and walk tall.
You told us to never take our eye off the ball.
You told us to face the bullies.
You showed us how to keep our tools looking new.
You took the garbage out and never once said it wasn't your job.
You drove us everywhere we needed to go; and places we wanted to go.
You taught us to drive, with a stick-shift, so we wouldn't get too comfortable with speed.
You taught us to do a good job, whether we liked it or not.

No matter how old we are, we feel whole and safe, knowing you are there watching out for us.
We love you, Dad.


For all you fathers, these and more are the thoughts your children have today. That tie you receive is the tie that binds us, the symbol we all jokingly pull out for this occasion.

24 comments:

She Writes said...

A nice tribute to fathers :).

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

Wonderful tribute!

Cynthia Pittmann said...

I enjoyed your post so much that I sent it out to my facebook friends. (under your blog with the link) Thanks for sharing your thoughts about fathers.

becky at abbeystyle said...

Hope you and your hubby enjoy a lovely Father's Day today!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

I love the tie as a symbol.

potsoc said...

Thank you,Rosaria. I tried to be all that, don't know how I've done though. Results vary from day to day.
One thing I did not do is teach driving with a stick shift. Had automatics long before the kids were born.
We gave them all driving school lessons for their 16th birthday. For the twins, it was a rather expensive gift.

Eva Gallant said...

Sounds like Dad did it all right!

Journaling Woman said...

Very sweet. Fathers are so important.

Monkey Man said...

Great tribute to your dad.

Nicky S (Absolute Vanilla) said...

What a wonderful tribute!

decomondo said...

Allow me to share your warm thoughts. Hopefully my dad feels that I keep them in my heart even if we are so distant in this day....

Brian Miller said...

smiles. i hope all the dads in your life have a wonderful fathers day today...a very nice tribute..and dont pull too much on the tie...

sheri said...

wow, he sure sounds like a wonderful guy! hope you had a chance to give your thanks in person cuz i would have to guess that he's crazy about you, too!

Rob-bear said...

Marvellous thoughts, Rosaria.

Thank you for sharing them.

A Cuban In London said...

A very moving trbute to fathers. Many thanks, we need more like those. Happy day to me, too! :-)

Greetings from London.

CambridgeLady said...

That's really lovely Rosaria :o)

Sniffles and Smiles said...

This reads like poetry, Rosaria! Simply beautiful! And I LOVE the tie metaphor! I'm going to remember that forever after!!! Happy Belated Father's Day to you and yours!! Love, Janine XO

Relyn said...

I love this post. It's very hard to find the right words about wonderful fathers. I think you did it very well.

Dedene said...

I hope you and your family enjoyed the day.
Happy Summer!

Lyn said...

Lovely post Rosaria - and a nice twist with the "tie" reference. Hope your daughter is doing better. Ans also, thank you for popping my our Africa trip blog. Take care.

Reasons said...

Beautiful. A tear to my eye. Have a lovely day.

Marguerite said...

Your children are lucky to have such a wonderful Dad! Lovely tribute!

Reya Mellicker said...

What a great dad!! THanks for this.

Suburbia said...

That's lovely :)