Dad,

By Bean

I know about all the nights you pushed me up and down,

Up and down,

Up and down,

Until my wailing stopped.

I know about the times when you cut, trimmed and skimmed from your own needs, so you could spare what you couldn’t really spare for me.

I know about the sleepless nights that my future gave you, and how you lay awake at night terrified for me.

I know how hard it was leaving,

And coming back,

And leaving again.

I know how hard it was seeing me with a broken heart and knowing that you couldn’t fix it.

I know it was hard suddenly trying to become both parents.

I know it was hard watching me go.


But you should know,

Your advice guides all my decisions.

You are in my determination, endurance and strength.

You showed my heart how to be kind and gentle.

You are the the reason why I will always stick up for myself, and why I know

Actions speak louder than words.

You are the reason I never give up, and the

Reason why I will always take chances.

You are the reason why I am not afraid.

Thank you for you.

For I am you and you are me.

Love,

Kate

Made it to 21

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