Fathers…

There’s a John Mayer song called “Daughters” and the resounding chorus line is “fathers be good to your daughters, daughters will love like you do…” When I opened this post to talk about Father’s Day, the line was stuck in my head. My father has been very good to this daughter.

I adore my father. I have ever since I can remember. My father and I are very similar in temperment, interests, etc. I wanted to be him. I was proud of my dad and for no small reason. My dad was a pastor (still is) and how can you not be proud of a man whose Boss is God?

Sure we’ve not always seen eye to eye. Who on this world has? Being so similar we similarly can get on each others nerves. I don’t always agree – but I do respect him, admire him and hope that some day my husband can measure up to him.

In a world where people find out every day what scoundrals their fathers are (or were), where kids grow up without their dads, where dads leave moms, I’m so grateful for my dad. My dad is a man of integrity, of truth, of passion and love. He adores my mother. Since we’ve moved out of the house (my sister and I) my dad has made it clear to people that my mom is the center of his life. We were at lunch the other day with a couple and my dad said to them, “I’d rather spend time with my wife than with anyone else – even my kids.” The couple looked rather shocked, but I smiled and said “go ahead!”

Why? Because I love the relationship my parents have. I want it to last, grow even stronger and be even more romantic.

This is really disjointed, but what I really wanted to say is:

Happy Father’s Day and I have the best Dad EVAH!

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2 Comments

  1. Posted June 17, 2007 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    Tabz, what a wonderful message to your father. I am sure he is very proud of you and the woman you have become. I hope he will read this and smile, because it is what us fathers hope to be someday. You dad has made it there!

  2. Posted June 18, 2007 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    I love that song and most everything that John Mayer sings. It is very special that you want such happiness for your father and you have such a blessing as loving parents.

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