Anytime I think of you, I think of love.
I call you my Beautiful Father but truly, you are more than that.
How can I explain your turning my life around?
How can I explain your total overhaul of the person I used to be?
The one who I am now cannot even reconcile with the one I was in time past - I say time past but it’s really only just a few years gone by, a few years with so many stages that wow me over every time I think of it.
How can one love me so much?
How can you love me this much?
What I think of myself when I think of you is that I am so unworthy, I was so filthy, I was so unworthy… yet you chose me.
Yet you separated me from the crowd.
You could have picked stones to worship you in my place, but no, you chose me.
You chose me to show forth your glory.
You chose me to spread forth your name to the world.
Oh Daddy, you chose to let your fire burn within me and burn it will.
I promise you, by your grace I will burn for you like you want me to.
I will worship you like you want me to.
You showed me love even when I did not deserve it… I still don’t deserve it but you love me anyway.
And so Daddy, the least I can do is love you right back.
With every breath in me…
With every fiber of my soul…
With every iota of my being…
I will love you.
I will love you Daddy.
I will love you fiercely.
The least I can do is love you right back and I do.
Yes I do.
Update - I wrote this last year when I was at Law School and today, I am happy to say that I and Daddy are still going strong!
I can only pray that just like love grows between couples, our love will continually grow strong and weather all storms - whatever they maybe.
The storms can only come from me though which is another reason why I love my Daddy... He is CONSTANT, with a love for me that never fails!
Your girl will love you forever Daddy... forever, till eternity :-)
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