Would you paint me a picture of the perfect Father?
Would you paint him as young? Full of vim and vigour?
Would you paint him things that you are not?
Would you tell me he loves arts and crafts?
Would you make a note; he loves to laugh?
If I were to paint the perfect Father,
It would not be a work of art!
But it would be an image of you.
Instead I paint with words, just so,
And hope the world will see
How lucky I am to have a Father like you
To help to paint a loved daughter like me.
The 21st marks my wonderful Step-Dad’s birthday! We went out for a nice meal and a wander along the prom with the dogs. He got some presents too, including new slippers and some sweet treats.
I’d been pondering whether to write anything about it all day, but I wanted to remind him how grateful I am to have him in my life and when I saw the prompt for “The Prompt” this week I felt inspired!
He really is a wonderful man and I am so lucky to have such a patient, kind and generous man in my life. He has supported me and loved me unconditionally ever since we bonded over a book on dinosaurs! He may not be perfect, but he’s perfect for our family, and may there be many more birthdays to celebrate together!