My Dad, My Hero


Dear Dad,

This morning, I woke up and the first thought that came to my mind was that I need to call you more.

That oh, so familiar feeling.

I hate that feeling.

Being your only daughter and your only child  that lives away from home, I should be better at staying in touch!

I should call more and visit more!

I promise to be better this year.

The truth is, if you only knew how much I think about you.

I mean, after all,  you are the single most influential man in my life and I wouldn’t be who I am if I had not known you.

As my phone is dialing your number, I’m eagerly anticipating your greeting.

I’ve always loved the sound of your voice.

“Hey my Kellis!”  You always greet me with a smile I can feel 1200 miles away.

“What’s goin on, my girl?”   And I’m instantly 8 years old again, Daddy’s Little Girl.

Your voice calms me to my core. It heals me. You are the best man I’ve ever known.

Oh man, It’s still ringing…damn!  It went straight to voicemail.

Well, I left you a looooong message.

I rambled as I usually do, but I had almost 4 minutes to tell you how much you mean to me and how much I miss you.

If I’d had more time, I’d tell you why I’m the luckiest girl in the world.

Well, for starters, I got your sense of humor, your drive, and your love of music.

I have your inquisitiveness and fierce audacity for any new challenge.

We have the same belly laugh, we are loyal to a fault, and let’s be honest; we can be stubborn as hell.

But our most valuable quality is our unsurmountable propensity to give love.

I’m so proud to be your daughter!

You’ve raised me to believe in myself.

To trust my instincts and have courage.

When all else failed, you always told me to look within myself and the answers would be there.

Today and every day, I celebrate you.

You are my beacon.

I love you Dad.

Happy Fathers Day.


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  1. This post is so kind Kelly. I love it, and it’s amazing how much you love your dad! You are such a loving, caring person- you genuinely care about others and not just your fame. That’s admirable.

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  2. Kelly

    This is amazing! You have the kindest heart. You are so blessed to have such a loving and supportive father. This made me cry as I was reading because it made me wish I had love and support from mine. You are a wonderful writer. It really touched my heart and soul in more ways then one. Hold tight to your father. You can really tell that he loves you and you love him. I can see where you get your kind and wonderful heart from just by the way you describe him.

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  3. Reading your post made me think of my own Dad. My birthday is June 21st and the year I was born it was Fathers Day, just like this past year. My Dad died suddenly at the young age of 53. I was 20 and had 4 brothers & sisters. Life permanently changed for all of us that day. Today 30 years have passed since then, but not a single day goes by I don’t think of him. Your blog was like reading my own thoughts. Cherish the time with your Dad and you are certainly correct in saying..there is no better man. They are a daughters biggest fan….Eileen

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  4. I love it very touching remind me of my daddy he is in is 70s I call him every night no matter what I am doing .I never know when I won’t have him to call know more .so he looks for my call every night ..I don’t no way I just wanted to let you know if you can give your mom or dad a call .l don’t have my mom no more. .but I love to make my daddy smile………