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Friday, November 04, 2011

Rachel (November 4, 2011) (Prompt: Something Unexpected)


When we first met
I thought I’d play
the wise old sage
and you’d
be my eager pupil.

Even in those early days
you were always teaching me

about kindness
about self- sacrifice
about faithfulness.

Your laughter is among
my favorite sounds in this
whole wide world

and I will always remember
that you were
the first of the kids
to make me consider
that there might be
something valuable
in (step)fatherhood
waiting for me.

So,
I thank you
for prying open a door
I thought
was sealed forever.

Happy Birthday, Rachel

Love,
Pop-o

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful sentiments expressed so well.

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  2. So well done, an honest look at parenthood.

    you have it all.

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  3. This is so heartwarming and wonderful. Lucky kids, with a stepfather willing to open his heart.

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