Posted: 21 February 2007 at 7:57am | IP Logged
At age 8, your dad buys you an ice cream. You thanked him by
dripping it all over your lap.
When you were 9 years old, he paid for piano lessons. You
him by never even bothering to practice.
When you were 10 years old he drove
you all day, from soccer to
football to one birthday party after another. You thanked
him by jumping out of the car and never looking back.
When you were 11 years old, he took you and your friends to
movies. You thanked him by asking to sit in a different row.
When you were 12 years old, he warned you not to watch
shows. You thanked him by waiting until he left the house.
When you were 13, he suggested a haircut that was becoming.
thanked him by telling him he had no taste.
When you were 14, he paid for a month away at summer camp.
thanked him by forgetting to write a single letter.
When you were 15, he came home from work, looking for a hug.
him by having your bedroom door
When you were 16, he taught you how to drive his car. You
him by taking it every chance you could.
When you were 17, he was expecting an important call. You
him by being on the phone all night.
When you were 18, he cried at your high school graduation.
thanked him by staying out partying until dawn.
When you were 19, he paid for your college tuition, drove
campus carried your bags. You thanked him by saying good-bye
the dorm so you wouldn't be embarrassed in front of your
When you were 25, he helped to pay for your wedding, and he
and told you how deep he loved you. You thanked him by
halfway across the
When you were 50, he fell ill and needed you to take care of
u thanked him by reading about the burden parents become
And then, one day, he quietly died. And everything
never did came crashing down like thunder on YOUR HEART.
Love your dad NOW..you never know when the happiness wil crash!