As Father’s Day approaches, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all fathers here a Happy Father’s Day. You are loved even when you are not told often.

 

F… is for the fun you bring into all those lives you touch, as you share your joy for living and music to all.

A… is for the amazing graces you have, which you constantly encourage me to adopt.

T… is for your talent for teaching me the lesson of life without making it too harsh and yet being able to make it life changing.

H… is for being my hero as you shoulder the responsibility of taking care of our family as you brave the weather to go out to work.

E… is for your everlasting love you shower upon me as you watch me grow up from a little girl who climbs on your lap to listen to your stories and now your grandchildren do the same.

R… is for reaching out to me when I needed a shoulder to cry on as you let me pour out my woes without ever judging me.

To my darling father,

Happy Father’s Day.

I love you.

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  • Unofre Pili on May 25, 2008

    Nice tribute to all fathers around the world.

  • Rachel on May 25, 2008

    Hi Unofre

    Thanks, and Happy Father’s day to you too :) I think that all fathers have taken a heavy burden on their shoulders and they bear it silently :)

    Here’s to all the fathers :) cheers!

  • Glynis on May 25, 2008

    Lovely words, I will be having UK Fathers day with my Father in June here in Cyprus, probably the last one that he will still remember me a little

  • Rachel on May 25, 2008

    Hi Glynis

    That is sad… but take heart Glynis, he knows that you love him :) We should all remember to take all opportunity to tell that to your love ones and not wait until it becomes too late :(

  • quiet voice on May 25, 2008

    …Hi, very nicely done. Special
    people fathers and mothers. Take
    care. Happy holiday to you.

  • Rachel on May 25, 2008

    Hi Quiet Voice

    Thank you for your comments :)

    Parents the world over are very special people – most unappreciated people by their own children sometimes :( , taken for granted too…

  • Ruby Hawk on May 25, 2008

    A wonderful tribute to your dad. May you have many more Fathers Day’s with him. Mine has been gone for many years.

  • Rachel on May 25, 2008

    Hi Ruby

    Thank you for your blessing!

    Your dad must have been a wonderful man :)

  • Francie on May 26, 2008

    Yes, may all have countless Great Fathers Days! I am so glad I celebrated much when I had the chance =)

  • Rachel on May 27, 2008

    Thank you Francie.

    Glad you have no regrets!

  • deegold on May 27, 2008

    I miss my dad but somehow by remembering our good days together before he died make me smile.Yes, I agree fathers are loved even if they are not told often.

  • Rachel on May 27, 2008

    Hi Dee

    Thank you for sharing.

    I too don’t want to wait until it’s too late to say or do anything with any love ones.

    Live with no regrets :)

    Rachel

  • Mystical_Changeling on May 29, 2008

    That is one of the most wonderful articles about a father I have ever read. Your father sounds like a wonderful man. A little girls true hero.

  • Rachel on May 30, 2008

    Hi ‘Mystical_Changeling’

    Yes, I am very blessed, my father is a wonderful man :)

  • armywriter on May 31, 2008

    This was wonderful. I’m a single dad and I can only hope that someday my daughter will feel the same way. (She’s still an infant.) As for my father, between deployments and everything else I haven’t spent a fathers day with him in years. In reading this, I realize that I need to send him something this year.

    Thank you for this article.

  • Rachel on Jun 1, 2008

    Hi Armywriter
    Don’t wait for Father’s Day :) any day is a good day to say ‘Thank you, Dad, I love you’.

  • LovLee on Jun 7, 2008

    This is a beautiful piece I’m sure would bring tears to any fathers eyes… to know that his children see him in this light.
    Take a bow MA! Kudos and snaps!!

  • Rachel on Jun 10, 2008

    Hi Lovelee
    Thank you so much for your kind words :)

  • Joseph M Flores on Nov 23, 2008

    I really like this, you should check out some of my work :)

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