God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle’s flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so, He called it … “Dad.”
To my Daddy:
Thank you for everything. For the love, the kindness, the patience, the values you taught me, the scoldings, teaching me how to ride a bicycle, staying up with me late into the night helping me do my homework, defending me, disciplining me, and most importantly thank you for being YOU. I love you forever.
It hurt my heart today a great big deal when you decided against spending this day with me. You chose another’s company over mine. For 9 years you have given me the honour of treating you on this special day and today you took it away. When I was in primary school, I remember many a time talking about you for some reason or the other, and I always reffered to you as my ‘second Dad’ I would get asked, “oh you mean your stepdad?” And I would say no, my second Dad.
So not being with you today was deeply saddening, but I guess you have your reasons. I hope to see you soon to give you your Father’s Day card that I wrote for you with such joy thinking of how you would give me a bear-sized hug when you received it. Lots of love.
Ok, deep moment over! Time for some pictures!
I put together a last minute lunch for some family friends and my sister and her husband. We went to a portuguese restaurant called Coimbra, which I might add is a family favourite for as long as I can remember.
And now, me!
Earrings: Ardenes – Canada
Bracelets – Canada
Rings – South Africa and Zimbabwe
Top – Appledesiac – Zimbabwe
Leggings – Canada
Shoes – Steve Madden’s (eeeek!) Winners (steal!) Canada