Happy Father's Day...  

clitalicious67 50F
2596 posts
6/18/2006 7:30 am

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6/19/2006 4:25 pm

Happy Father's Day...

To all the father's out there many blessings for you today and everyday...but especially to my dad who passed away 9 years ago...I miss you so much!

Daddy's Girl

When you were young, pony-tailed,
face full of playful freckles,
were you a daddy's girl?

I was. I still am.
Did you look to him for your security,
for love and attention,
for the understanding, and the patience you lacked
as a child?

My daddy was the center of my small world,
the focus of my affections,
the star that lit my life, shining bright.
Shining still in my heart.

The years have led me here,
weathered with maturity and responsibilities,
and I see more clearly now.
The hardships, burdens of love,
and all the small sacrifices he made for me,
for our family.

He created stability, a place to call home.
All the photographs I browse through
of a child long forgotten, scarcely remembered
smiling, so happy and so loved.
The mere thought of becoming that role model
is enough to send me cowering, afraid...
looking for guidance.

Turning to my father and my more for support,
advice, wise counsel, and for approval.
Grown up, I see differently now...
A new perspective of a man I have always known.
My heart is full, my emotions overpowering
just in the certainty of that bond.
He's been there for me through all the conflicts
helping me over the rough, ragged stones
of growing up.

My respect for him is unending,
faith is unbound, and love is unquestioning.
Even in the midst of all my imperfections, he is lenient,
ignoring the pitfalls, the downfalls, the shortcomings,
he just accepted me as I was, as I am.

The sheer purity of it leaves me awe-struck
and it lifts me up, it holds my head a little higher,
it keeps me in balance,
harmonizing with the world around me
beautifully, like an inspired masterpiece from the soul
of an honest man.

I am honored to know him, to love him, to be of him.
He's my hero, and I am his daughter, his little girl.

-Poem by Christine McNamara



goodguysneedit2 57M

6/18/2006 8:06 am

Very Sweet,C...sorry to hear about your early loss.

You wanna make some babies, dear?
... or go through the motions with me?


BlackHeatLust 48M

6/18/2006 8:32 am

May God bless you always and forever C. Take care and talk to you soon.

BHL


clitalicious67 50F

6/18/2006 9:00 am

    Quoting goodguysneedit2:
    Very Sweet,C...sorry to hear about your early loss.

    You wanna make some babies, dear?
    ... or go through the motions with me?

Darlin'...anyway ya want it!


clitalicious67 50F

6/18/2006 9:01 am

    Quoting BlackHeatLust:
    May God bless you always and forever C. Take care and talk to you soon.

    BHL
Same to you BHL...hugs and happy father's day to you!


rm_CuummDrop 50F
2591 posts
6/18/2006 1:05 pm

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Now won't last forever, so use it wisely~c


rm_Shortdogg65 52M
672 posts
6/18/2006 9:32 pm

I lost mine 18 years ago. I was young and stupid and didn't know how much he meant to me until I put him in the ground. Shortdogg


tidalwave2002 69M

6/19/2006 3:30 pm

I can only wish my daughter, who is 23, feels about me the same way as this poem. She was 16 when my wife and I split up and I regret that day with all my heart, only becasue I missed so much of her life. She was my princess and always will be.


clitalicious67 50F

6/19/2006 4:22 pm

Hugs sweetie!


clitalicious67 50F

6/19/2006 4:23 pm

    Quoting playrigal:
    face full of playful freckles

    My nickname my dad had for me was Freckles!

    This was a great post, thanks for sharing.
I am glad you enjoyed it!!! I had freckles across my nose growing up...and if you look close they are STILL there...my dad's nickname for me was sunshine! LOL Hugs C~


clitalicious67 50F

6/19/2006 4:23 pm

    Quoting rm_Shortdogg65:
    I lost mine 18 years ago. I was young and stupid and didn't know how much he meant to me until I put him in the ground. Shortdogg
Sorry to hear that...hugs C~


clitalicious67 50F

6/19/2006 4:25 pm

    Quoting tidalwave2002:
    I can only wish my daughter, who is 23, feels about me the same way as this poem. She was 16 when my wife and I split up and I regret that day with all my heart, only becasue I missed so much of her life. She was my princess and always will be.
You know I don't know your situation but divorce is a pretty common thing these days which is sad to say...but I am sure if your visits were filled with love...she will remember that and cherish it!


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