An Open Letter to my Father
June 16, 2021 by Haleigh Marie
My father has always been a very hard-working man…but I never realized how much he truly sacrificed until recently.
We were a one-income family. My mom stayed at home and dad would go to work. As a kid, I guess I never really noticed how often he was gone since I was in the company of my mom and my brother.
Yesterday, my brother and I decided to get together and watch some of our home videos. As we were watching, I realized that my dad wasn’t really in them, with the exception of birthdays and holidays. When mom would start recording us she would say something along the lines of, “dad is working a long day today and the kids said something really funny that I wanted to share.”
My brother picked up on it as we continued watching and said, “I don’t think mom was making these videos for fun, I think she was making them for dad.”
That hit me like a ton of bricks….I started watching the videos from the view of my father. He was missing out on a lot of our day-to-day life all because he wanted to provide and give us the best life possible.
I want to say that again, my dad sacrificed so much of his time so he could be sure to give us the best life possible.
Dad, you are a wonderful man of God. I just want to let you know that you truly gave us the best life possible…and I couldn’t be more grateful. Thank you for everything you sacrificed for us.
I love you.