Saturday, June 13, 2009

Dear Cablevision

With this being Father's Day month, I could think of no better time than now to share this with ya'll. I came across this and it is absolutely too precious! This is a letter my mom wrote to Cablevision back when she was a junior in high school. She submitted this for a Father's Day contest and it won.

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Dear Cablevision,

At the age of seven I was adopted into a wonderful new family --- A new mother that cared for me greatly, and a new father that I took to like a shine.

It was like a new beginning. Things I never had were in my possession. And the thing I think I cared the very most for was the unique person I call "Dad".

Through the years my father and I have developed a very hardy relationship (I had to laugh at this part, oh.... the lingo of the 70's, haha). A Relationship that means a great deal to me. And I know a lot of people would give very much to have this very same situation with their father.

Not only does my father make me happy. He does so much for others too. I think he would do just about anything for someone who had helped him somewhere along the way, or had treated him fairly. And I can honestly say that there is absolutely no one I can think of that he dislikes.

There are so many things I could tell you about my father. Things like: All the hurt knees he's repaired with his mothers old remedies. And the memories of him trying to help me with my Algebra homework, what a puzzled looking face. Gosh, would you get a laugh out of that. And most of all, I can remember all the times he has picked me up when I was down and needed to talk with someone.

There were times during the disciplinary stage of life when I think I would've sold him for a dime. But now I'm a junior in high school and NOW I think I understand all those bumpy roads he tried to help me with along the way. I know that I'll have more problems that will hit me in the face. But with all the values that my father has tried to teach me I think I can overcome them.

And for nothing in the world would I trade him.............................

"""NOT EVEN FOR ROBERT REDFORD"""

Sincerely,
Mary Blake



Ok, seriously people, how sweet is this!!!!!! My grandfather is now in a nursing home and has been for quite some time. He's battling Dementia and at times can't even remember who we are. But there's no mistaking, he is all this and so much more!!

9 comments:

Niki said...

Aww that's so sweet!!

Jordan said...

Awww, that is too cute!!! =]

Jacquie said...

That is such a sweet letter... and such a tribute to your Grandfather.

I hope you had a great 25th birthday - you're a quarter of a century old!! Ha!

Danielle said...

That is just so sweet.

Staci said...

How sweet is that? Very sentimental!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Too cute..I enjoyed reading your blog this afternoon...Had some time to do some blog hopping...always enjoy finding new blogs!
Hope you will visit me. This month I am posting on our Disney trip.

My name is Megan... said...

soooo sweet!!

Jess :) said...

That is so special! What a keepsake to have. Thank you for sharing that, girl!! :) And thanks for popping in on my blog once and awile! I love seeing when you've left a comment...more than anything because I miss your cute face!!

Hugs, friend!!

Adorably Distracted... said...

omg i just filled up! that is so sweet!!