15
Jun

Dear Daddy, It's been so long. What would you say to your Dad today if you could?



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What would you say to your Dad today if you could?
For twelve years I have been asking this question on Father's Day at Fark.com.

It has been so "cathartic" for so many, myself included. Each year I seem to gain something from the words of strangers. It lifts my heart. It has been so long now, that it is hard to remember his voice, his face. It is now a collage of real memories and old photos and context. His voice a whisper in my ear. His absence still the only consistent part of our relationship. 

Dear Daddy,
Here I am again. Posting that thread in that place you never heard of.
Sharing our story with people we don't know. It seems to be a good thing.
Let's keep doing it so something good comes from that mess. Thanks for that.

Today I would say, I'm sorry.
I'm sorry we found you and forced you to face your past.
I should have just let you go.
So Long Daddy
I love you
Love, Danny

It's time to get it off your chest.
Say the things you would have, could have, should have said...

if only you could. (Clickable links to past years' threads below.)

Dear Daddy, what would you say to your Dad today if you could? What did your kids say to you?

Folks have asked about the song, so I'm making it as downloadable as I can.
Here is a link to a free MP3 download on ReverbNation 

It is also available on  iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon, etc.


Thanks for listening. It really means a lot.

Til next year, my friends, stay strong.

Dan Grigor {8->{D}> (I'm spontn80 on FARK )

Here are all the previous years' FARK threads.
Take the time to read through some of the heartwarming -
and heartbreaking - "Dear Daddy" letters.

 

2018: Dear Daddy, what would you say to your Dad today if you could? What did your kids say to you?

2017: The 10th Annual "What would you say to your Dad today?" FARK Father's Day thread. This thread is older than your nine-year-old

2016:Nine years running: what would you say to your Dad today if you could?

2015 CSB 8th annual Father's Day thread: What would you say to your Dad today if you could? Fathers, what would you say to your child?

2014: Seven years running: what would you say to your Dad today if you could?

2013: What would you say to your Dad today?

2012: Fifth year in a row: What would you say to your Daddy today if you could?

2011: Dear Daddy, It's what I should have said but didn't. What would you say to your Dad today if you could?

2010: "Dear Daddy" ... what would you say to your Dad today?

2009: "Dear Daddy, Here's what I should have said to you." DIT

2008: Happy Father's Day. What would you say to your father today if you could?



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