Larry, this is just beautiful! Darn you, you got me crying! This brings so many memories flooding back. My own dad died when I was 7, my mom remarried when I was 13. He was such a good man. He always treated us as his own, even though he had kids of his own. He passed away when I was 34. I've always said I was blessed enough to have 2 dad's in my lifetime when a lot of kids don't even have one. My husband now has always treated my daughters as his own. They know the love of a good man just as your daughter has with you. This was such a touching beautiful love letter to your daughter. She's truly blessed to have you in her life. Wonderfully done Larry!
I voted earlier and have only just had a chance to place a comment. Being a great Dad isn't an automatic thing. I know lots of Dads that haven't been there for their kids. I was lucky because the man that I call Dad has proven to be the best Dad that anyone could have ever wanted. quietly there always going the extra mile to show how much he cares about us. He is so much the centre of our family that we just wouldn't be a family without him. Your poem could have been written for my Dad. A wonderful poem. Absolutely loved it. Milly xx