Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy Father's Day

What A Dad Will Do For His Daughter
by Cheryl D'Aprix

What a Dad will do for his daughter is rock his sick baby girl until the sun peeks through the darkness letting him know the night of worry is over.

He will take her small hand in his and walk slowly as she takes her first walk to the ice cream shop to share a cone full of heaven on earth.

He will sip from the tiny tea cup she has set in front of him and in harmony with the stuffed animals carefully placed in their seats he will sing the praises of her great hospitality.

He will sit through dance recitals and fashion shows where he is the only audience and will clap with the enthusiasm of a thousand people.

He will take her fishing and play soccer, and introduce her to the world outside as if just experiencing it for the first time himself. Perhaps he is.

He will sit with her through sweat and tears over homework that was supposed to be turned in the day before and he'll smile as they finish, seeing her relief.

He will place a firm hand on the shoulder of the young man that comes to take her to the school dance silently letting him know where he stands and what he expects.

He will watch with overflowing pride as his young lady accepts her high school diploma and will silently pray to God to calm his fears and get him throughout the day.

He will be full of conversation and more than happy to listen when she calls home now and then. Even when the game of the year is on.

He will gently fold her arm around his and with all the courage and faith he can hold onto he will stroll down the aisle, giving her hand but keeping her youth.

He will be the first one in the maternity ward, at the nursery window, carefully inspecting the activities of his new family member. Another part of her, another part of him.

He will reassure her as time rages on and the signs of his old age start to frighten her.

He will caress her hand with a passion to which she has never felt as he whispers his last wishes to her.

He will come to her heart for all her life as she sees his manner in herself or his features in her children.

He will live in the smiles that grace her face as she remembers the things he did for her.


Happy Father's Day to the two best Dads I know!

13 comments:

JenLo said...

awww, that's really sweet!

my4kids said...

That is really beautiful.....

Viamarie said...

Thanks for sharing the photos of the loves of your life.

Happy Father's Day to both of them!

dcrmom said...

Great post! I love all those pictures. Your wedding one is great - you're making me wish I had done that! :-)

la bellina mammina said...

That's a lovely post - and beautiful photos.

ComfyDenim said...

*sniff*
That was so sweet...
How precious. Something to remember forever.
Beautiful pictures..Great tribute.
*sniff*

Lazy Daisy said...

Ok, I'm a big puddle of goo here. Beautiful post.

Joan said...

And blessed is the daughter of such a dad!

eph2810 said...

What a beautiful reflection on fathers :) Thank you so much for sharing and adding your precious pictures to it.

Blessings to you and yours.

Christine said...

Beautiful! I love the pictures along with the post. It's great to have you join the challenge! Blessings to you and your marriage!

dgreenfamily said...

That is so nice; and there might have been a tear in my eye. Thank you for honoring the fathers.

Your Dad

Halfmoon Girl said...

brought tears to my eyes. How sweet was that?!!!

Sabrina said...

That was just so sweet. It made me cry.