Letter to My Dad

my dad, my hero


The past year has been very difficult. I currently live with my Dad, as it’s easiest right now. Yesterday was his birthday and well, I decided to write him a letter expressing my thanks, love and gratitude to him. I want to share it with you all.


Dear Dad:

Happy Birthday!!!! I know this past year has been incredibly difficult. Something you never thought you’d have to deal with, me either. I just want to take this moment to say how truly thankful I am for all you have done for Mathew and I. You’ve been amazing. I know I don’t often show it, but I try to.

I try to shield the pain, and the worse of the disease from you, so you don’t have to see it. You shouldn’t have to, but you’ve still seen through it and known when I’d needed a break, or to simply lie down for a few minutes. This past year has not been easy on any of us, but you’ve stood up and been such a huge help.

You’ve always been the one I’ve gone to for support, for advice. You’ve always been my Hero, but the last year you’ve also became my advisor, mentor and caregiver. Things you shouldn’t need to do for an adult child. You though, you stepped up, and do what needs to be done. You worry like I’ve never seen you worry. I hate worrying you. I hope someday you won’t worry. This past year, you’ve been my rock, I’ve leaned on you more than I’ve ever had to, thank you for letting me, thank you for being there.

You, are the definition of an amazing dad. You have been then to lend me strength when I need it, motivation to push myself, and not give up. You’ve been there to love me, despite my frustration and anger at the world right now. You’ve taught me to accept what I can’t change, but to not give up the fight. You’ve taught me the true meaning of what it is to be a parent. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I couldn’t have asked for a better Father, a better Dad.

I hope to beat this someday, but if I don’t, know that even if I’m bound to a wheelchair. You’re still the best Dad in the world and you help me every single day, whether you notice it or not.

I love you Dad!



My dad has been amazingly supportive, especially the past few months. I can’t imagine what I’d have done without him there lending me the strength I needed. I’m blessed to have such an amazing Dad.

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