As a small child you carried me on your back when I was in need of a horsey, you kissed my cheek when I had an ouchie and made it feel better and you let me sit in the basket of your bike when you went off to visit a friend.
As I grew up, you always made sure my car had an oil change, you filled the tank for me, you laughed at my silly jokes and you hugged me when I felt unsure of myself.
You were the one who drove me to the hospital, brought my child home from the hospital, babysat when I was in need and who loved my baby as much, if not more than you loved me.
You provided for me when I needed, you preened when I was a success and you consoled me when I was second. The love and devotion you showed me, growing up, gave me the strength and fortitude to tackle any adversity set in my way.
I was a daddy's girl, from the day I came into this world until the Lord found it time to take you away from me. I miss you very much but I also know that you are here, somewhere close by, still watching over me and certainly you hear my words, if not from my mouth, then from my heart!