HAPPY FATHERS' DAY, DADDY!!!
I have the best father in the world. And I care not what you think about this. He is EVERYTHING I could ever have wanted and if I had the chance to trade him, I. WOULD. NEVER. He has made me into everything I am today and people still say I look just like him, so looks are included in that package. I remember when I used to get him upset or flustered and he used to say this man called 'Chiney Bunny' (DON'T ASK) was really my father and I should go find him. Well Dad, if I am a jacket, THE JACKET FITS. To this day, he is one of my closest friends and THE man in my life. He gets the news first. He gets my love. He gets the two hour conversations talking about everything and nothing. *tear*
Being in Kingston and him in MoBay, I'm not able to celebrate this day as I want to with him but I just thought I would share this poem with you guys. I wrote this for Dad on a Father's Day past but I think it's still as relevant now as it was then.
The World's Greatest Dad
In the world we live in, it takes a special man to
Love his daughter, without condition
Older she gets, the more it grows
Value she has to him, makes his heart glow
Even in the worst days, his love always shows
Young and carefree she may be, wild and running about
Older, wiser one is he, always telling her not to shout
Upset though she may get, she even starts to pout
Dad is always right you see, that's without a doubt
Any day he calls on her, she'll be right by his side
Deathbed though he could be on, she knows he'll never hide
Due love and affection from a father to his child
You are very special to me, and I am very glad
Because God truly blessed me when he gave me the world's greatest dad!
I'd also like to take the opportunity to wish a Happy Fathers' Day to ALL the fathers I know and even the ones I don't. Every man that steps up to the plate and takes care of his child as his full responsibiliy, even though the world today has it as an option, I salute and deeply respect you.
A very very ultra special shoutout to the top 3 father/child combos (sounds like a Happy Meal) I've seen in the past year - Javette (@jah_vetted) and his son, Garth (@ohGarth) and his daughter and Gareth (@garethmdaley) and his daughter. You all are awesome men, amazing friends and even greater fathers! One needs to know you for only a few hours to witness the radiating love and care you have for your child. Keep up the good work. *applause*