You once told me that I looked like an alien, as you try to rock me to sleep and I cried so loud all night as a protest.
You once told me that just because I'm a girl, it doesn't mean I can't play baseball. So, I went and beat those little boys in their own game.
You once told me that I should never cry over a man. And the only time I'm allowed to is if you're the one in the casket. I lunged in your arms and whispered, "No way dad' cause you're gonna live forever."
You once told me that I would definitely get into my first college choice because I'm the most intelligent and beautiful lass out there. I laughed, "thanks for believing in me dad."
You once told me that you really regret letting me go on that one hunting trip where I met my soulmate. Because right now you have to give me away. You were teary eyed as you walked me down the isle.
Didn't know that was the last time I'll see you. Road rage are just crazy dad. You were taken away from me, the only parent I know, just because they can. How could they do that, dad?
Now I'm already a mother of two naughty girls. I remember you once told me, I'd be a good mother. I don't know if that's true dad. Don't know how you did it alone. Kids are so exhausting. But, I still love them to the moon and back and I know you would to. How I wish you were able to meet them, dad.
Dad, I miss you as much as I love you. I promise to remember all the things you once told me and teach them to my daughters. So don't worry about me anymore, dad. I'm all good now.
Thank you so much for the EC(2). Thanks for the love guys.
My first memory of you as you walked in the room How your very presence was able to slow down time Your smile allowed me to see all the hues Your bell like laughter, soft but so loud in my ears I can still hear the sound of your voice as you called my name, Whispering sweet nothings directly to my heart.
I also preserve The times we spent sitting on the bleachers The long roadtrips we took with the gang The late afternoon meal we ate at our fave spot Over the years I still preserve your promises of what we would be, The memories as we delve into the future that has you and me... Well that's how we thought things would be.
Then I also remember the times I was hurting, Broken down and tired. The times I'm alone and at the edge of the cliff.
Lastly, I preserved the memories of The battles I've fought and won The trophies of wars lined up the wall Defining who I am now and who I'm going to be.