An open letter to my #Father;
And ALL #goodmen like #him.
Hi #Daddy. #imsorry for all the time we missed because we were both too afraid to disappoint one another.
Anyway, those times that you measured far beyond what I desired in my 5 year old imagination of a super hero, Damnit, I’m #thankful . Thanks for thinking it’s funny when I let curse words fly out of this pretty little #countrygirl mouth.
For all the times you called me #Princess, told me I was the prettiest girl you’ve ever seen, I needed it and I believe you now.
Thanks for taking me to papaws #farm .
Thanks for playing it real #Gucci for me when I liked Joey in kindergarten, and I told you he #kissedme under the #piano. Also, thank you for wanting to kill him that day. He was literally 5 Dad. Poor Joey.
Thanks for telling me #horses were #cows and cows were horses until, like a cruel joke, someone in 1st GRADE! Yes 1st grade, told me the #truth .
Thanks for #drinking , smoking , #dipping , #druggin . What lots of people would judge as weakness, you taught me to see much differently over time through your own life. Thanks for loving all the other #outsiders like your own #family. Takes one to know one. You taught me more about #Jesus #grace #mercy and #countrymusic , than anyone else in my life ever has. Thanks for hating #religion .
Oh daddy, those #motorcyclerides . The late ones, where we’d steal corn on the cob from the fields and get #flubs . Those moments, the way they linger, changed my life.
That time you went out west without me for toooooo long, I forgive you. The other stuff, forgotten.
Thanks for my blue eyes, these cheeks for weeks, and my half furled lip #smile .
Thank you for those hikes and the way you admired and loved the #Rockies .
Thanks for the power and strength you carried and the way you didn’t apologize for it.
That day in the garden, it’s ok & thank you.
Thanks for having me sit on your lap until I was 17. And thanks for playing with my hair. Literally getting me only fireworks for my birthdays.
I loved #Christmas with you.
I love you.