You were the mainstay-ship when the dark waters loomed
and as the winds wailed so long ago
you were the transport on which we found our way.
You brought us to harbor and became the bridge we walked across to gardens of butterflies and chipmunks;
to pogo sticks and bicycles and swimming pools
You gave us a home and a place to rest with laughter and love.
You’re the hand we hold when our hearts rise or when they mourn
And for every dream we aspire to
You orchestrate every note like Vivaldi’s Four Season’s
Time-pieces don’t keep perfect time and
storms come and go,
But there is no one else we’d rather be with on this life-vessel than with you, our Captain.
To my awesome husband– father of one daughter, stepfather to a son and a daughter, and a grandpa to two adorable little ones. He provides a safe and loving home and would lasso the moon for us if we asked him. Thank you for loving us so much. We love you right back!
To all the great dads and stepdads out there working and loving and sacrificing for their children and families, we appreciate you and love you.