You gave me love, always. You gave me forgiveness.
You gave me meat loaf and tuna casserole. You gave me a pink bike and a Sally Starr costume. You gave me Connie Mack, the Phillies, Cracker Jack, and “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.”
You gave me Princess and my own room when I needed it.
You gave me a love of grammar and the written word.
You gave me vacations in Florida and that one memorable trip to Rehoboth.
You gave me our legacy of Wales, the Welsh, my old family. You taught me no matter how old I get, I can learn new things, and new languages.
You gave me love, laughter, life.
You gave me love, always, just like Mom. You also gave me a strong talking to when I needed it.
You gave up your life to give us life. You worked, you provided, you laughed. We laughed with you.
You gave me “Silver Bells” while I cuddled on your lap. You gave me the Dorseys and the jitterbug.
You gave me crosswords and jigsaws, the world in the encyclopedia, and the courage to attempt the New York Times crossword puzzle.
You gave me, “Speak up for yourself because nobody else will,” and, “Stand up against prejudice.”
You, too, gave me love, laughter, life.
For my son
I gave you life. I can still put you over my knee…well, maybe, with help from your squadron.
Being your mom is the greatest gift, ever.
You are the most incredible dad I’ve ever witnessed. You are goofy, playful, and you pay attention to your kids’ education.
You don’t care who sees you imitating Jim Carrey in the aisles at Walmart. I so love that about you.
You like Elvis – I don’t know why. But I love that about you, too.
You do the laundry and the dishes. You rock.
I am so proud of the man you are, the husband you are, the father you are.
To my DIL
You are the daughter I never had! You are the bestest of BFFs.
If I had been tasked with picking a spouse for my son, I could not have done better.
You are hard working, fun loving, and you make funny faces when my son is being goofy.
You love the Yankees and the Cowboys, and I don’t even hold that against you.
You are an awesome mom. You cuddle, you love, you discipline.
Keep the Pampered Chef gifts coming.