Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Being a Daddy

Dear Daddy,

You and me, we’ve shared so many memories and even more laughs.
How about we take a second and think a little bit about the

You’ve been right by my side, from little problems to big mistakes
from silly little crushes to tear dropping heartbreaks.

You’ve watched me make new friends, and ditch some old,
No matter what I’ve been through your hands have always been there to hold.

You’ve told me no, but not as often as you tell me yes,
you’ve always taught me and Julian to give our best.

From daddy daughter dances to my senior prom
you’ve held your composure with a little help from mom.

Somehow you’ve dealt with the sleepovers full of giggling girls,
to me hogging the bathroom on Sunday mornings because I need the perfect curl.

You’ve always taught me to be strong,
and face my problem head on.

You tell me to never give in,
because on you and God I can always depend.

When I was little you’d come in my room at night and we’d get on our knees and pray
and even though I’m in college now you still remind me that prayer is the only way to end my day.

I remember when I was younger and baked cookies using just flour and water,
even though it was disgusting you ate them for your daughter.

How about the time you came to help out in my second grade class and because of your tall height (compared to us) and your short hair
everybody thought you were Michael Jordan, the basketball player.

One thing I love about you is that you’ve always been the best dad you could ever be, and I also love how you let me off punishment when I shed a few tears and gave a pouty plea.

I’m a Daddy’s girl, yes its true. But I wouldn’t want to be the daughter, of anybody but you.

I love you Daddy,


(This is a poem that my niece, Raven, recently wrote for her dad, my brother, Reuben.)


Strawberry Girl said...

That is so sweet, brings back memories.


Judith Ellis said...

She's a sweet young lady and she really does have the best dad.

septembermom said...

Raven is a beautiful, talented, sweet young woman! I love how he ate those not so great cookies. What a wonderful daddy!

Judith Ellis said...

Thanks, Kelly. Raven is also very considerate. She has been since she was your beautiful Jillian's age.

Marion said...

That is precious and priceless, Judith. She's an amazing daughter as he is an amazing father. I always wonder how my life would have been different had my father not died when I was 6 years old...My mother married a man when I was 11 who ended up being a child molester and it caused so much family grief...

It's rare nowadays to see a child who appreciates their parent so much. She must be a treasure. Blessings!!!

Judith Ellis said...

Marion - I am so sorry about the passing of your father at such an early age. By the time I was born my parents had separated. My flawed beautiful dad visited often and we also new our paternal family and visited them often. So sorry also to hear about the pain of your childhood. Please know that "He who begun a good work in you will complete it." With Peace and love...

Dave Wheeler said...


Now that is some love! I needed the smile this brought...thanks Auntie J!

Judith Ellis said...

Thanks, Dave. Your words are always so encouraging and much appreciated.