Dear Dad

Ash-Dad-Happy Father's Day

Dear Dad.

I know you’ll never read this, but I want you to know, I love you to the moon.  It’s cheesy I know, but it’s true. You have fulfilled so many roles in my life. A father, role model, coach, mentor, friend, confidant.

I remember sitting downstairs with you when I was little learning to read Green Eggs and Ham, and to tie my shoes, and picking cherry tomatoes in the garden. I remember the first sip of beer that you snuck me.I remember how snow days were my favorite because you were home and we would lay on the living room floor drawing while we watched the Price is Right.

I appreciate all the times you cheered me on a coach with such passion, occasionally having you end up thrown out of the game. And thank you for loving me unconditionally even through the times you weren’t so proud of me. Thank you for being a parent first and looking out for my best interest. Thank you for wanting the world for me and for doing everything you could to give it to me.

You have the softest kindest soul. Extremely misunderstood, because under the gruff surface you’re a teddy bear whose feelings are hurt easily. I am sorry if I ever hurt them or said mean words- I didn’t mean them.

I have always wanted to like you, and I still wish to grow up and be like you.

Happy Father’s Day! Love you always!

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LJ-EJ-Happy Father's Day Dear Dad,

Every time I think of you, or anytime your name comes up, it always brings a smile to my face!  Everyone I know who has met you loves you and looks up to you.  You have given me so many things in life: my hard work ethic, the ability to laugh at myself, and the desire to always strive for more in life.  You have worked hard your entire life and you have always put your family first.  I don’t think you realize how very much we love and appreciate you for everything you do.  Just know we do, more than we could possibly put into words.

I hope you have a happy father’s day because you truly deserve it! I love you xo