When I were a lad…

I wrote this for my Dad on Fathers’ Day…


When I were a lad I looked up to you Dad, and now I’m a dad I still do.

You were, and are, everything I would like to be in a dad:

  • Cool
  • Calm
  • Reassuring
  • Supportive
  • A hero
  • Strong
  • A sounding board
  • Fair
  • Encouraging
  • Taxi
  • Ever reliable
  • Holder of the remote
  • Fun/funny

I now feel proud when someone says “you’re just like your Dad”.

If in life I can truly tick off any one of that list I’ll be proud.

I used to laugh at your “when I were a lad” stories, but now I appreciate them all the more when I share my memories with my son.  I now know that the memories we share are often those we hold dear, and help those we share them with understand more about our past. I feel privileged to know that my son will have happy memories because of the start and support in life you have given me.

Thank you for all you have done for me and my family, and thank you for all you continue to do.

Words can never truly express how lucky I feel to have you as a Dad.

Love always