Friday, June 13, 2008

Thanks to You

My dad with my mom.

"A real friend walks in, when the rest of the whole world walks out".

That's how I feel about my dad. For me he is one of the "bestest" friends anyone could ever hope for. He always had his own way of teaching us things and I could not even begin to tell you how many of my traits are somewhat replicas of his =). When I was just a little girl I remember waiting for his car to come in the driveway and I would be running to him because I know, like always, that he has something special for me.

He drove us to school from the time we were just toddlers up to the time I was in the university and up to the time I graduated. He waited, patiently, for me while I was on duty from the hospital, he drove through strong typhoons, storms, earthquakes and any calamity just to get to me. He and my mom waited in baited breath as I was taking my professional board exam and celebrated with me, like crazy, when I passed it! My gosh! He even drove me to my first job interview and waited until it was finished!

I love you dad sooooo so much! And thank you for always being there for me and my family. Here's a song I'd like to dedicate to you, a summary of my thoughts and feelings for you. I hope you like it. Mwah!

Thank you for teaching me how to love
Showing me what the world means
What I've been dreamin' of
And now I know, there is nothing that I could not do
Thanks to You

For teaching me how to feel
Showing me my emotions
Letting me know what's real
From what is not
What I've got is more that I'd ever hoped for
And a lot of what I hope for is
Thanks to you

No mountain, no valley
No time, no space
No heartache, no heartbreak
No fall from grace
Can't stop me from believing
That my love will pull me through
Thanks to You

There's no mountain, no valley
No time, no space
No heartache, no heartbreak
No fall from grace
Can't stop me from believing
That my love will see me through
Thanks to You
Thanks to You

For teaching me how to live
Putting things in perspective
Showing me how to give
And how to take
No mistake
We were put here together
And if I breakdown
Forgive me but it's true
That I am aching with the love I feel inside
Thanks to You
Thanks to you

"A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty." -- Unknown

P.S. Happy Father's Day also to my lovely husband. You're the greatest dad I could ever hope for to father my kids. I love you so much! And to my brother too.



Anonymous said...

This is a lovely song dedicated to your dad...he will really feel proud of our...our parents are indeed an integral part of our life who stand by us through thick & thin throughout our lives and guides us to the joys of life...Thanks for all the wishes & have a great time with your family...Have a nice weekend!

Norie said...

"A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty."

It could have been an empty life without you child. A time is coming when I could only walk with you in silence clothed in the veils of the night i could only whispers the words I LOVE YOU by the breath of the winds that touches your ears. I will always be with you for I will never leave you. Now while I can I say....I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH.

louann said...

Happy Father's Day to your dad =)

And I love that song!

Letera said...

That is such a nice tribute. You are so blessed. I hope you get to enjoy time w/ him this Father's day.

Our Love Story said...

ohhh...this is so sweet... we really have a lot in common... like you, i am also a dady's girl... i have lots in me that i got from my dad! my dad was also very patient when i was studying esp. during our internship year... he would even visit and fetch me in farthest places wherever i was assigned to...

thanks to your dad for having brought a very good daughter and now,a mum!

Hailey's Beats and Bits said...

grab your time with your father. i lost mine when i was 19 and there's no more chance!

Sophiagurl said...

hello my dear friends, I am sorry I will not be able to answer your comments individually. I have my hands tied, so to speak. I will try to come up with something new within the week. Hope you can bear with me.

God bless you all!

jayant said...

so emotional and so true!
We all go through this cycle of life and we just can't thank our parents enough,cant we?
keep blogging!

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Awww this is so beautiful!Had me in tears almost.Your Dad is a real sweetheart.No wonder you are such a beautiful soul :)

Coming to think of it,my Dad has been there with me too at all major turning points in my life.Never realized it till now.Thanks for this beautiful post dear.

Have a great weekend dearie!
May God Bless You and your family always.

Love & Hugs

P.S. Do update soon!