To My Daddy
So, I wasn’t able to make it home for Father’s Day. Before, I probably would’ve been okay with this, but as I’ve gotten older my father and I have grown closer, so I really hate that I didn’t get to see him. Although this post is late daddy, this blog post is just for you!
Daddy, I don’t even know where to begin. You have always been there for me. Despite all of the arguments, fights, and me yelling, “I hate you” (I never meant it!) you did as a father should, and remained by my side. You loved me through everything that we went through and I love you so much for that! *holding back tears*
You were my coach, from playing soccer as a little girl, volleyball, track & field, and of course basketball! I know that you had a hard time with the decision that I made when it came to basketball, but just know that I’m so thankful that you taught me the game and even though I’m not ballin’ anymore, I still got love for the game!
You were my teacher, whew chile’! I can remember those evenings so well. You’d pick me up from my after school program after a long day at work and you’d help me with all of my homework. And let’s not talk about that math! The struggle was (and still is) real! Hahaha!
You were my provider! While my momma worked long hours, you ALWAYS made sure there was food to eat. Even if it was corndogs with a can of corn. Even if you had to go without, there was ALWAYS food in my belly.
Looking back on our relationship when I was a teen, I never would’ve imagined we’d blossom into something as beautiful as this! And though I’m not your baby girl anymore, you are still all of the above and more to me! You’re my life coach and teacher when I need answers doing this “adulting” thing. Even when I have my own money you STILL chip in to help me when things go wrong with my car. You’re that listening ear; who I call when I need to vent about a crazy day, and you’re my shoulder to cry on when my heart has been broken, and for this I LOVE YOU!
Love your first born,