For all the things you said and did
that made me such a lucky kid,
The working hard, the taking care...
for being strong and being there.
For all the things that helped me grow,
the staying close, the letting go,
The honesty and humor, too...
for being real and being you.
For all your love, the gifts you give,
the man you are, the life yo live,
For all these things and so much more,
you're the dad I'm thankful for.
Happy Father's Day!
(I did not write this, but I couldn't put it in any better words.)