Letter To Father

      Dear Dad,

      It is almost midnight dad as I write this to you.
      It is the last thing on my list, there's nothing else to do.
      Tomorrow is my wedding day and plans are all complete.
      I know there was so much to do and you and mom are beat.

      I want to write this letter and I saved it for the last,
      And as I write these words to you I'm thinking of the past.
      All those years as I grew up the great times that we had,
      And how I am so lucky that I have you for a dad.

      As I recall the memories from deep within my mind,
      I know that you were busy, but you always took the time.
      To give your full attention to me when I'd come to you.
      You made me feel important in whatever I would do.

      In elementary school you never missed our little plays.
      You made sure you fit it in your schedule on those days.
      In junior high I made the choir and you were always there.
      Always early, in the front row, in a middle chair.

      In school, whatever I would try I had your full support.
      The only rule was that I always got a good report.
      You taught me dedication in whatever I would do,
      And once committed you would always help me see it through.

      Then, on our vacations you would always plan the best.
      Each year was an adventure being better than the rest.
      You would plan for weeks ahead exciting everyone.
      Anticipation of vacation even became fun.

      Dad you did so many things making my life better.
      All the things you've done for me could not fit in this letter.
      All the times and all the fun etched in my memory.
      You are the perfect model of what every dad should be.

      Tomorrow is my wedding to a very special man,
      But I just want to write these words so you will understand.
      You've given me so very much my words could not express,
      How very much you are a part of all my happiness.

      My love for life and happiness and everything I do,
      Is all a clear reflection of the love I've learned from you.
      I want to tell you daddy because of your special touch,
      My life has been so wonderful... I love you very much.

      Love, Daughter

[ by James A. Kisner © 1998 (PoppyK1@aol.com) -- {used with permission} ]


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