That Time. All The Time.

 

No Friday Finds today.  Instead, this:

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Those times you held me as I brought them into the world

Those times you Eskimo kissed

Those times you bounced and walked for hours

 

That time you sat clothed in the bathtub with him wailing

That time you showed him baby hummingbirds

That time you taught him to “jump shoot”

 

The times they are on your shoulders

The times you have one in each arm

The times you catch puke in your hands

 

All the time that you worry

All the time that you pretend not to

 

That time you taught one to fly a kite

That time you bought him his first baseball bat

That time you held the other screaming in the ER

 

The times where there is frozen yogurt

The times you read stories

The times you make up your own

The times you’re up with little coughs

The times there is “some assembly required”

The times there are living room forts

The times you work way too hard

The times you play like a kid

The times you have to tell them their wrong

The times you apologize when you are

The times you let them push you away

The times you open your arms when they need them

 

For that time, those times, and all the time…

Thank you.

It is not the grand gestures, but the million small moments that make a father great.

 

Happy Fathers Day, Hot Nerd.

 

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jenni chiu sig

 

 

Discussion

  1. Seriously good, Jenni. Happy Father’s Day to your love!
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