Sunday, June 17, 2012

day o' dad

I did not take this picture and I am not sure who did but kudos to the unknown photographer. I treasure it. 

This was a couple of years before he found out he would have a daughter and almost a decade later his wife would give birth to their second and last son. Now all these years have past and I struggle to write who exactly he is. As if pressure mounts on this one day which seems silly since there was never a day he wasn't my Daddy. Even in this photograph I see him as that, even before he knew.

We'll just say it is 18 & 430 and I'll throw my hands up by giving thanks to the one man who gave me such a strong sense of family.

Today I am grateful that the world set aside a day for Daddy though there was never a day he wasn't that. Everyday I have and will consider myself a lucky girl in large part because of this man.


Anonymous said...

Best feeling in the world this morning when my little girl kissed and hugged me and said that ones free daddy, not knowing I would give anything in the world.

Shea Goff said...

What a nice little economy between fathers and daughters. Don't tell her I told you, but I'm willing to bet, they'll always be free whenever you need them.