Dear Dad…

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“Dear Dad…”

WARNING…I cried writing this…you might cry reading it.

Dear Dad,

I am very lucky to have you for a father.

You did more than other dads. You worked all night, came home exhausted but still drove us to school and mom to work. You were always there, we came first your needs always last.

When my sister and I were little, you always changed our diapers, dressed us, bathed us, never made excuses as to that being a women’s job. You were a there for us and took part in our lives. 

We watched you cook and clean. We watched you take pride in your family and always keep us safe.

As I grew older, you were still always there. Whether to drive with me to a job interview in an unfamiliar city, make sure my car was safe to drive, take me on a test run so I would know how to drive there, or come up whenever something needed to be installed, repaired, or fixed.

Sure you yelled at me, I yelled back, I get my irrational behavior, stubbornness, and snarkiness from you. But I also got love, support, respect, and safety. 

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Now you are a grandfather to my son. Once again you are always there. Whether it was to come up and watch him when he was terribly sick, but Tony and I had to work. Whether it was to come with me when I had to bring him to the hospital at night. Whether it’s to drive to our place early in the morning and bring Dino to daycare at his normal time instead of at 6:30 in the morning.

Once again you never shied away from changing diapers, caring for him when he was sick, or just hanging out with him.

Dino loves his PopPop, you are his buddy and knows he can count on you. It brings me great joy to know he has you in his life.

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As you get older I worry. You need to take good care of yourself. You need to make sure you are around for us and for Dino. He needs you to be his pal for many years to come and I need my Dad. 

Love you Dad. 

What would your ‘Dear Dad’ letter say?


Dear Dad… — 19 Comments

  1. Aww, Karen I was crying reading this tonight. Seriously wiping my eyes right now. Your dad sounds amazing as a father and grand father, too. Hugs and hope you share this letter with him, too 🙂

  2. Thank You Karen, I am honored by your post. I try every day to be a good husband, father and grandfather. Sometimes I slip and get annoying, but I still love my family very much.

  3. We need more men like him, especially the kind who does housework. I got my husband to change diapers and do baths, but that’s about it. If only he could do the dishes without clogging up the sink…

  4. I am flashing back to spending my Friday before Mother’s Day crying while reading all those posts- it’s happening again!!! That was beautiful. He sounds like an amazing man. 🙂

  5. I get my irrational behavior, stubbornness, and snarkiness from you. But I also got love, support, respect, and safety.

    Seems like you got a pretty good deal!

    (BTW, I saw that your Dad read and commented on your post. Awesome!)

  6. Totally crying, but love this. I love how involved he was with you when younger and that he’s so there for Dino now. Happy Father’s Day to your wonderful Dad!

  7. Awwww, what a sweet note. Sounds like you have a fantastic father, and Dino has a wonderful PopPop. Wishing your father, your husband and everyone else in your family the best Father’s Day ever.

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