Dear Dad,


My Dad



What a day!? A day to remember who has taught me, guided me and instilled wisdom in me my entire life. You have promised countless times that you love me. Can I ask for anything else? Of course I can, and I always do. As any good father would do, you do what you feel is right in whether or not I should get what I ask for.

There are so many things I’d like to tell you face to face. I either lack the words or fail to find the time or place. But in this special letter, Dad, you’ll find, at least in part, the feelings that the passing years have left in my heart. The memories of childhood days and all that you have done to make our home a happy place and growing up such fun.

I can still recall the walks we took, the games we played; those confidential chats we had while resting in the shade. This letter comes to thank you Dad, for needed words of praise; the counsel and the guidance, too, that shaped my growing-up days. No words of mine can tell you, Dad, the things I really feel; but you must know my love for you is lasting, warm, and real.

You made my world a better place and, through the coming years, I’ll keep these precious memories as cherished souvenirs.


  1. Mihran,

    This is quite beautiful. A loving tribute to a man you clearly adored and who adored you in return. Many men can make children but it takes a special man to become a good father. It is a remarkably difficult task to raise a child to have a good heart and compassionate spirit in broken world. Your father did just that; therefore, his character shines brightly in the darkness.

    Thank you for sharing a glimpse into a loving relationship between father and son. It is refreshing to read positive accounts when we are barraged with the brokenness of this creation on daily basis. . Blessings upon you!

      1. How wonderful! My father died when I was 18 years old and it has been one of the great tragedies of my life. Fifty some odd years later I still cry at times over the loss.
        You are very fortunate to have known your father. Blessings, Natalie 🙂

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