Dear Dad... With Love On Father's Day

Ellen K & Daddy Dale

Dear Dad,

I love you so much! You have given us so much! You and Mom always showed (and show) the 6 of us kids so much love! As we grew up and met our loves, your heart expanded and you continue to give so much love♥️ You are smart and funny and I feel so lucky every day!!! Thank you Dad!!!

I love you!

Ellie Jean

Dear Dad,

I love this picture of us. I want to say it was taken 36-37 years ago? I feel so many nostalgic things looking at it -- but mainly, a tremendous sense of how much I've become like you as I've grown. As a kid I admired your muscles and the way you’d make me laugh. As a teen, I came to learn your work ethic. As an adult.... I focus only on the love. You’re practical, funny and optimistic. There's nothing you wouldn't do for your family. My #1 inspiration. Always and forever. I love you, dad!



Ryan Manno & Dad Garry

Dear Dad or as I like to call you POPS!

Every year I thank you for all that you did to provide for us and give us a good life. I am even more grateful for you now more than ever. It's such a blessing to see you with my own children. I thank God for such a wonderful dad. I love you so much.

Love, Darlene

Darlene & Dad Tony

Dear Dad,

Thanks for always being my number one fan no matter what. I am all that I am because of your endless love and support. Thank you for all that you do, always. Happy Fathers Day!!

Love, Rachel

Rachel Damelio & Her Proud Dad!

Dear Dad,

I know that our relationship has been the pretty typical one of father and son – ups, downs, highs, and lows. No matter where you may have been in life, you’ve always been one of the hardest working men I know who did everything within your power to provide a solid life for your family. Even when money was tight, Jenni and I were none the wiser as we truly wanted for nothing.

One of the strongest statements you ever made to me was sometime in my late 20s or early 30s. You said, “We may believe differently, we may vote differently, we may value things differently, and we may not always get along or see eye-to-eye, but one area in life we will never differ is that we are family and I love and support you no matter what. You’re a man now. You have your own life and own path to live. I will always love and support you, no matter what you do or where you go. You’re my son, and I’m proud of you.”

This is a statement that has stuck with me for years. As men, we are taught to be strong and not share emotions because emotions to many people are viewed as weakness. In our family, emotions show strength. Emotions show support. Emotions show love. Emotions show honesty. Emotions show support. I’m the strong, thoughtful, honest, supportive man today in large part thanks to the dedication and focus that you provided to me.

Even though this Father’s Day will be a little different and socially distanced, I want to wish you the happiest Father’s Day ever! Thanks for loving and supporting Jenni and me, and now your grand babies – Haley and Ella cause a Granddad is just as important of a dad! The constant support and love can’t always be easy, but it is the greatest gift you’ve ever provided to us! Thank you! Xoxo



Nick Pagliochini & his dad Ed

Dear Dad,

Thank you for all the wonderful things you taught me, for all the happy memories we made. You always had my back, even when I didn’t know you were there making sure I was alright. You encouraged me to think for myself, to follow my heart. My Best Friend, My Dad...I love you so much and miss you everyday. You are forever in my Heart. Happy Father’s Day Dad.

Love, Karen

Father & The Bride

Dear Dad,

This one of my favorite pictures of you and I at Mono Lake last year. I know it's one of your favorite places. I love nature, being outdoors and exploring all because of you.

Love you dad,


Sandy Stec with her dad at his favorite place!

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