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Ode to Our Fathers

Father and daughter rubbing noses

No card or movie or Lifetime special can truly capture what our fathers mean to us. Rather than focus on my own experiences, I wanted to write about what the other mothers found important too. What follows is a collection of lessons learned, musings, and memories about our fathers and our spouses. It is our love letter to our fathers. Happy Father’s Day!

 

Ode to Our Fathers

For telling me I’m pretty when I am feeling my worst

For saying “I love you” first

 

For assuring me that I would be a great mom

For eating through my food experiments, even when they bombed

 

For doing the chores I abhor,

Washing dishes, doing laundry and folding my clothes

 

For mending my buttons and buying me my first mobile phone

For reminding me that I don’t have to it all on my own

 

For teaching our kids that their feelings aren’t wrong, 

And that showing emotions is its own kind of strong

 

For setting an example of how to unconditionally love your wife and family,

So I knew what to look for when finding a special man for me

 

For wiping my tears 

For pushing me to conquer my fears

 

For always recognizing my achievements, large and small

For always making yourself available to listen, every time I call 

 

For always saying I Love You at the end of every day,

Through a call or text, even when you are far way

 

For encouraging me to pursue my goals,

And showing me how to live a life of perseverance and not get stuck in the holes

 

For always being there to hold my hand tight

For giving me airplane rides and letting me take flight

 

For dressing up with me and holding your pinky out while we sip afternoon tea

For magically making me heal with one kiss upon my hurt knee

 

For playing catch with me for hours in the back yard

For making sure I’m the winner on our game day scorecard

 

For showing me that hard work and dedication are always rewarded,

And for also being there to support me when my best efforts were thwarted

 

For attending every performance and coaching many a soccer match,

And on Sunday mornings whipping up a delicious chocolate chip pancake batch

 

For patiently teaching me to throw a ball far,

And how to downshift in my first car

 

For wiping my tears while I struggled with math,

And for always guiding me down the right path

 

For learning from all our fathers near and far,

So that you could be the best dad to ours

 

Today, we celebrate you and all the wonderful things you do.

 

With love,

Thank you.

 

 

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