With Father’s Day fast approaching I naturally think of how a girl needs her dad. I had a great dad. As I think of my Dad, I realize now how incredibly lucky I was, and I was blessed. My dad was a teacher. He loved his job and saw it as his mission in life was to help young people find their way in what ever way he possible. He did his job well.

My dad has been gone for some time now. I miss not looking for a Father’s Day card and gift for my dad. His legacy and giftto me were the great memories and lessons I now share with you in my stories.

In honor of my Dad, Father’s Day and all the other great dads out there, I have created a poem.

A Girl Needs Her Dad

by Susan Cooper

A girl needs her dad,
For so many reasons;

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To hold her hand when things feel scary,
He listens to her when she needs more than just a friend.
To tell her everything will be all right.
To hold her when a nightmare scares her.

As time passes, he is her safe haven.
He lends his ear to hear her joys and sorrows.
He shows her how to come home.
When all else seems to fall apart.

When he is gone, he whispers in her ear
She hears him,
He reminds her he will always there.
Diving deep with every sorrow
Or soaring high in great joy.

With every step in her life.
A girl needs her dad,
And he will always be there.

If you are lucky enough the have a great dad.  Give him the gift of your time.  Let him know what he means to you.  As for me I now wish my dad a very Happy Father’s Day.  I miss you so…

Life’s journey continues…

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PSS: If you liked this, check out Dad’s Home Brewed Beer, The House By The Side Of The Road and A Father’s Advise For His Daughter.  Enjoy.



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  • Julie

    I love this. I will be sharing it with my Dad. Thank you for writing and creating this beautiful thought. XOXO, Julie

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Thanks. I pleases me you felt it good enough to share. :)))

  • Jnjm62

    This is just so beautiful Susan I love it I would love to be able to write something like this for my mum to place on her dads grave…………..

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Your are so kind. Thank you. I know you can. write what is in your heart, that comes easy and your Mum would love it because it’s from you.

  • http://littleboxofbooks.wordpress.com/ Liz Blackmore

    So nicely written, Susan! I miss my Dad too.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Thanks, It was a way to send my Dad a Father’s Dad message. ;)

  • http://www.booksonmyshelves.blogspot.com/ Lubna

    I love the line: He shows her how to come home, when all else seems to fall apart. You and I are lucky to have wonderful Dads

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      I so a agree. I am so saddened when I hear of daughters who struggle with their relationship with their fathers.  I understand it, but I still find it hard to imagine for myself.  :-)

  • http://twitter.com/3DMusingMoment Coretta_MusingMoment

    I love the line “He shows her how to come home…” too. Yes, girls need positive “father” examples. I had one and I am so thankful for my father. I volunteer at the Juvenile Detention center here and when I think  about my father example  and watch what these young ladies have missed in having that type of example…it’s painful. Some of the girls  just need a father to “show her how to come home…”

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      I get that.  It breaks your heart to see that.  It highlights how lucky we are/were to have a Dad that we could lean on and draw from as an example and for inner strength.  :-)

  • http://biz.leoraw.com/ Leora

    How wonderful, to have had such a positive relationship with your dad.  I’m so sorry he is no longer there in person.   Glad you have the good memories – that’s precious.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan Cooper

      Thanks,  I was lucky. He was great Dad.

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  • http://lorrainemariereguly.wordpress.com/ Lorraine Marie Reguly

    A very nice poem, Susan.
    For Father’s Day, I am making my dad a collage of pictures of a lot of the cats he has had in the last 30 years. He loves cats. I also wrote a poem for him, “Cat Love”, to accompany it. I think I will post it, and a picture of the collage, on my poetry blog on Sunday. I think he will love this gift. I’ll post his reaction to it, too!

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      I love that idea Lorraine. I would love to see your project on your blog when you’ve completed it. :-)

      • http://lorrainemariereguly.wordpress.com/ Lorraine Marie Reguly

        Great! Thanks for the support. I will definitely be posting it/them!

        • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

          :-)

  • Jon Jefferson

    This reminds me that we should be doing a cookout or something of that nature soon for my dad. I forgot this was coming up.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Yep, it’s this week-end. A cookout sound fun, Jon. I know you (and your dad ) would enjoy that. :-)

  • http://www.margaretduarte.com/ Margaret Duarte

    What a nice tribute to your father as well as a gift to your readers. Well done.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      How nice of you to say my friend. We do need to catch up soon Margaret. :-)

  • Debra Yearwood

    What a great poem and sentiment and would make for a lovely addition to Father’s Day celebrations.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Thanks so much Debra. I believe it would at that. :-)

  • http://www.patricia-weber.com Patricia Weber

    A lovely memory to share with us in this poem Susan. Thanks so much.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Thanks Patricia, :-)

  • http://www.m4bmarketing.com Susan Oakes

    As always a lovely poem Susan and your dad would be very proud of you.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Thanks so much Susan. I do believe he would be. :-)

  • Jeri Walker-Bickett

    I remember that poem ;) I try to get my dad really funny and sarcastic cards for Father’s Day. He especially likes really big ones that unfold to gigantic proportions. He would never tell me this, but my mom always comments on how much he likes the cards I send every year.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      I thought you might Jeri. I did make a few changes to the original. :-)

      I used to do the same thing. Actually I would often give him two cards, one funny, one serious. He always loved that. :-)

  • http://joannerambling.wordpress.com/ Jo-Anne

    I have seen this before in fact I saved a copy and edited it and then printed it and mum and I took it and left it on my pop (her dad’s) grave……………..

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Hi Jo-Anne, I am so touched and humbled. We both miss our Dads. I’m sending you a BIG cyber hug.

  • http://writespeaksell.com jeannettepaladino

    Susan — what a beautiful poem. How lucky you were to have had such a wonderful, loving relationship with your father.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Hi Jeannette, I really was. I do miss him, but I do feel fortunate too have had him for my dad. :-)

  • http://www.garrettspecialties.com/ Arleen Harry

    Susan,
    This brought tears to my eyes. I miss my Dad so much. He was my idol and I was truly a Daddy’s girl. I know how fortunate you were to have such a relationship.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Hi Arleen, We are kindred spirits, you and I. Mine was my hero too. I think I will never get over missing him. :-)

  • Sally DeSmet

    Hi Susan: That’s truly a beautiful poem – and a tear-jerker. It sounds like you were blessed to have a great dad – and in turn, I have a feeling that you were a wonderful daughter to him. Thank you for sharing.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Thank you Sally and welcome. I really did. I have alwasy hoped that I was able to be a great daughter to my Dad. He always said so. :0(

  • Ty McDuffie

    That was really beautiful……Nice to hear a woman’s point of view on this.

    • http://findingourwaynow.com/ Susan P. Cooper

      Hi Ty, Thank you. I know you are appreciated by your daughters by what you say. You have a huge heart. :-)