by Sandra A. Mushi
Sunday, June 19, 2005
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They say you can not separate girls from their daddies. It’s absolutely true with me – for I share such a bond with my Daddy. He’s taught me so many things – both good and bad. Lol. I picked up most of his habits – again both good and bad. There is so much to say about that great old man. It would probably take me a life time to finish. Growing up in the UK – he introduced me to my first sugar fix. Moving to Botswana, we had our own little traditions, one being reading and listening to the BBC together. He nurtured my love for creativity, bought me so many books I could have my own city library. He can’t even draw a stick person, but to show me support we would draw together – me my lovely paintings, him his stick people with bowls of porridge in their tummy. I am as strong headed as he is and he welcomed this as a challenge – he then taught me how to address and draw people’s attention – my love for debating was then born. He is the most intelligent, funniest, nicest man ever – who thinks he knows everything – lol.
My role model, my mentor, my best friend, my daddy
You taught me to stand proud and strong
You taught me to be confident and hold my own
You taught me not to harbour but move on
You taught me to live and love
You taught me to embrace and nurture my talents
You taught me to be silly, have fun and laugh
You taught me that failing is not falling, but refusing to get up when you fall
You taught me its okay to dream for dreams do come true if you persevere
You taught me to love, honour and believe in God and His Word
You told me its okay to be yourself
Even if it means being different and the world thinking you are crazy
As long as you are yourself, real and you love yourself.
You told me no man can love your little girl as much as you do
So when I chose as I should chose carefully and with the Lord’s blessings
You told me no man can buy your little girl’s love
Diamonds, cars or materials things should not move me but what’s inside
You taught me that life is full of choices – the steering wheel is in my hands
You are my foundation, my pillars and my beams.
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|Reviewed by Ingrid Khola (Reader)
|It's so nice of you to express appreciating your Dad.
I always wish my Dad was still alive, every time I achieve something I wish he was here to see me. In difficult times I wish he was here to protect and guide me,treasure what you have and never forget to let him know how you treasure him.
|Reviewed by Jill Christine Carpenter
|This is very beautifully written, and very touching. The love and admiration is apparent in both the photo and the text.
Judging by both of your wonderful smiles in the photo, I would say that your daddy is every bit as proud of you as you are of him...and rightly so.
I enjoyed this one very much, Jill
|Reviewed by Monette Bebow-Reinhard (Reader)
|I am so jealous! Love reading about these relationships and glad yours is so full. Thanks for the moving write.
|Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G
|This is a beautiful Poem Sandie-Thank you for pourring out your heart to us... I like what I heard! YOu look so warm and comfortable with eachother,nice to know it's real- WArmly,Sheeeoxo|
|Reviewed by David Knight
|I hope my own two daughters feel as strong for me.
He is a lucky man to be so publicly appreciated
|Reviewed by Masood Lohar
|It is so cute... My eyes misted seeing the pic and then reading your poem. Such sentiments make us feel like human... yes in the rush of progress, achievements, striving to pay off credit-card debts (:-)) we have simply forgotten being human....
|Reviewed by Emeka Nwogu
|Your father sure will be laughing heartily over this poem. Make sure he reads it and feel the vibes in it. This is a nice and beautiful tribute to the one who mentored you to have confidence in yourself, Sandie.|
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|oh, sandie, this is beautiful! your daddy sure is a handsome fella! and i love the picture of you too! you are beautiful! very nice tribute; very well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in america, karen lynn in texas. :D
|Reviewed by pamela lwakabare (Reader)
|I think i need to use it and give it to my father.. as you say, girls are always close to their babas. I have tried but never can find words to express my love. gratitude to him for what I am today.... now I have found something close... asante girl.|
|Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
|It is so nice to see and read someone that has had a great relationship with their dad. Not all are that fortunate. Very good.|
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|And he taught you extremely well, Sandra, and this is a marvelous tribute to him.|
|Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
Your words will be as monumental in his heart, as he is in yours. One can feel the love and respect and honor you have for the man you know as Daddy.
Beautiful Father's Day tribute.
|Reviewed by Mark Mahoney
|Sandra, in most every write i read you can find the author in it, trying to come out, get out, come across,this is one of those that just pours with honesty, truth and above all held together with love and pure respect, a truly lovely well written piece thats a pleasue to read, well done take care...Mark x|