Eulogy For Father

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I have so many things to say about you so please forgive me if this “letter” is a mess. Thank you for being my dad, and really defining what that word should mean. Any male can become a father/dad, but that does not mean they are a good one. There are countless things that make you a wonderful father--big and small. You get me water whenever I want, you don’t lie to me, you’re always an ear to listen. The biggest thing you have done for me is bringing my sister into this world. For that and so many other things, I could never thank you enough. I truly believe that I have the best dad in the world. I don’t say that with the naivety of a child, as I previously have. I say that after being exposed to the world for nearly twenty years. I know I don’t know everything, but I have seen many fathers and their children. Many are great but none compare to you. I won’t pretend that you’re perfect or flawless. You’ve taught me many things and one of the things you’ve taught me, whether it was directly or indirectly, is how to love someone. Forgive me if I butcher your definition, but I’ve taken parts of what you’ve told me and my own …show more content…

Like I said, I know you’re not perfect. I think another part of love is accepting the bad, and not necessarily ignoring it but pocketing it, in a way. Loving you despite the little, insignificant things that make you imperfect. Thank you for being in my life because without I wouldn’t be who I am today. I know I am not perfect either, but I am happy with who I am and where I am because of you. Life is a journey and you make that journey infinitely better. I’ll save all the other great things I have to say about you for another time. Thank you for every big and small thing you do for the people in your life and me. You are so loved, and you deserve to hear that more often. Happy 51st Birthday,

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