Sunday, June 17, 2007

Papa...




Again, I use my freedom of speech to declare my love for a wonderful person in my life.

An amazing man, that, without his love, I wouldn't be who I am today.

Thank you for letting me be myself.

Thank you for talking to me about girl things, even though I'm sure you would rather not.

You listen to me bitch, you listen to me laugh, and you listen to me cry.

Never do you have a bad word to say to me. (Unless, of course, it's the "word of the day"...)

Thank you for being a rock in a sometimes unsteady pasture.

I count my blessings everyday for you, you know what I mean.

I can't imagine my life without you.

You help Mema pad the bank accounts, even though you're working so hard for that money.

You play endless amounts of online poker with me, and you stay up into the wee hours when I last longer. (Which is more often than you I believe...)

You laugh at my jokes, even when you don't get them.

You laugh so hard you cry when I make Mema laugh so hard that she's had to pass the phone over to you.

You support me in every choice I make, even when I'm not sure I'm making the right one.

You go along with it when Mema sends me care packages full of things that I should be able to get myself.

You leave love notes in those care packages, because you know how much I love getting them.

You love us unconditionally and tell us so.

You tell me how proud you are of me, no matter what I'm doing at the time.

You roll with it when I tell you my suspicions with regards to your listening to Enya.

You lovingly call me the dog's name and then hilariously pretend you didn't do it. (Or, you do it on purpose.)

Contrary to what they say, you make me feel like I can always come home.

No matter how far away I am, you always make me feel like we're so close.

Despite everything that we've all gone through over the years, you are, by far, my favorite man in the world.

I'll always be your little girl, I'll always be your baby.

You're always in my heart, thoughts, and a piece of you is put into everything that I do.

Thank you for loving me, for being a part of my creation, for being there whenever I need you.

You are a pillar of strength, a formidable human being, and you'll always be my hero.

Enjoy the day that was made for you.

Happy Father's Day.

I love you so much.

**Update: Turns out, it's Enigma, not Enya. My apologies.

29 comments:

Flenker said...

:) Happy Father's Day J.

Brian Mandabach said...

Wow. I'm all teary. No shit. I hope my little girl has half as much to say like this--no all of it!--when she is your age. Your dad is my hero.

Heather said...

Aww, that was really nice. I love my daddy, too! :)

Captain Smack said...

He may be your Papa, but I'm still your Smack Daddy, right?

'Bubbles' said...

That is beautiful, Boob Lady!

Skylers Dad said...

That is a beautiful tribute miss BL, he is lucky to have a daughter like you!

Emma said...

Oh, Boob Lady! To quote Jack McFarland- "Behind those huge breasts beats a heart as big as those breasts."
Does this make you Karen Walker? I think you might be Karen Walker. I am extremely jealous.

Big Orange said...

that's sweet. I esecially like that you call her "Mema"-- I think you're the only non-fictional person who's done that...

nice.

MEANWHILE, A SHAMELESS PLUG: help me throw Mt. Hood into the ocean!!

Jen said...

you have a cool dad..

lucky!
=)

Grant Miller said...

Awww. Very nice.

SmF732 said...

Spoken from the heart, nicely done!

Erica AP said...

That was beautiful... It made me all teary eyed too. :)

Anonymous said...

Amazing girl you are my darling, thank you, each and every day for being you.
ps. I don't listen to enya

pps. mom and I are still practicing for another one like you, you call interupted us. :)

GETkristiLOVE said...

Dads do rock, don't they?!

Anonymous said...

I wish my daughter had a father half as good as the one you wrote about. You truely are blessed!!!!

Crazy Eddie said...

Wow, for a minute there I thought you were talking about me... for I should be the only man in your life. I guess there's always room for a dad though...

Those words were selected with such love. You made my frickin' chin shake...

Love ya girly face...

Besos para siempre

Todd said...

I had someone wish my sperm a Happy Future Father's Day. That was uncomfortable.

anandamide said...

shit, and all my kids got me was a green bay packers t-shirt....

pezda said...

That's nice. My kids made me cool cards (with help from mommy).

g-man said...

Very nicely said. I hope one day my kids will say nice things about me. :)

alexgirl said...

Aw, boob lady, you are so sweet! You've got one lucky Daddy. All I did was send the old guy a txt message. But I was in Puerto Rico, so it's not like I had a lot of options.

Oh, and I brought you back a pool boy, just like you asked. He's a little disoriented, so I just keep knocking him out and showing him a picture of your boobs to calm him. I'll send him to you ASAP.

Brian Mandabach said...

I'm missing your comments on our comments. In case nobody's ever told you, I LOVE that!

molly said...

i loooooooove my daddy!

but im not a daddys girl
cuz thats just annoying

well, just the phrase "daddys little girl"

The Boob Lady said...

Flenker: Thank you!

Brian Mandabach: Thank you so much.

Heather: Good! :)

Captain Smack: Always sugar, always.

Bubbles: Thanks!

Skylers Dad: He thinks so! Thank you.

Emma: I think it does make me Karen Walker. God love ya!

Big Orange: I always do it, it's a habit that I'm not sure how I got into.

Jen: Thanks doll!

Grant Miller: You take my breath away!

SmF732: It was, thank you. Welcome by the way!

Erica: Thanks babe!

Anonymous, AKA DAD!!: Dear Lord. Send therapy money. ASAP.

GETkristiLOVE: Yes, they do!

Anonymous: Thank you, whoever you are. :)

Crazy Eddie: There's always room for dad. I love you though.

Todd: Indeed. I'm a little uncomfortable right now.. I kinda like it.

anandamide: HAHA! Welcome! :)

pezda: That's sweet!

g-man: Thank you so much. I know they will!

alexgirl: First, thank sweet Jesus that you're back. Second, thank you. Third, AMEN for pool boys! Keep him knocked out, I'll be right there!! :D

Brian Mandabach: Here I am! I'm back!

molly: yeah, me too. I am his girl though. Through and through.

Skylers Dad said...

Hey, where are you? We miss you!

'Bubbles' said...

Hey, you! I'm with SD, where are you? We miss you!! I hope things are going so great you just don't have time for the dern computer!!

Love ya!! :-)

Diesel said...

Enigma! That's the band that's gayer to listen to than Enya. Man, that was really bugging me.

Lynda said...

Aw, that's sweet. I spent Father's Day with my dad for the first time in YEARS, which was nice.

No more boob place, huh? I hope this doesn't mean you are changing your name.

Vagabond said...

I love this! Your dad must be truly something.

Found you through the T.Shirt.