Wednesday, November 11, 2009

To Dad:

You went through a hell that, others may be able to relate to, but that no one can ever truly understand. And, for a cause that is just now starting to receive recognition/acknowledgement.

Unlike so many others, you came home, and I thank God every day for that. For without you, there would be no me!! There would not be some of the great memories of pulling a tree down with a garden hose, singing the "nothin" song, starting the back of the pickup on fire, feeding corn chips to the fish at the golf course, the margarine tub full of bells and clothes pins for a Christmas present, and one of my all time favorites - the "I love Elizabeth" song.

We've had our rough patches (like any normal kid and their parent), but I love you and I am proud to be your daughter - in so many ways! - Elizabeth Ann


Shirleymac said...

Oh that's so lovely Elizabeth. Your dad sounds like a wonderful man.

Vivian said...

He sounds like a very special father.
I'm going to have to hear some of those stories some time. You've piqued my curiosity.

Heckety said...

Thank you for this. Puts perspective on folks' sacrifices and also their achievements.

Anonymous said...

Thanks love, it means a great deal. Dad

Molly said...

Elizabeth, what a very nice and sweet analogy of things. I think he would be very proud of you and would love to sing once again the "I love Elizabeth" song to you. Take care