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  12 years ago today I held my baby girl in my arms…. 12 years ago today I became a dad to a wrinkled prune… A prune that grew up to be a princess, my princess… A princess that will never know freedom or any man until she’s 32… I digress, I know everyone says where do the years go? I’m not going to… Time can’t be bottled and why should it?? Time gives us moments like these and the passing of time opens the door for more moments… Moments like these…. I’d like to thank time……. and Kaylas mum for being drunk that night 12years ago…..12 years and 9 months ago today…. #FamilyBirthdayWkd

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To my Dad, I’d watch him tap his finger nails against the dashboard as he drove. Wipe Guinness from his moustache in the pubs darkest cove. I’d canter by his side as he strode down the street I’d watch him belly laugh with his friends every time that they’d meet… Watch him read the newspaper on a Sunday in his chair, the years going by, him losing his hair. Feel the headlights hit my face every evening watching TV, Knowing it was almost time for bed, knowing I did what he said. Even though he wasn’t around his presence was always found In the roof over our head, in our bellies that were always fed. Now as I drive today tapping my fingers against the dashboard on my way to my local for a Guinness and a roast I smile to myself, I’ve carbon copied my host I’ve never been left wanting , I’ve always been provided for, through the silence of this man, the original Daddy Scan So often we overlook, this bald man and his book.. Happy Fathers Day Dad