"Be careful only to approach me with love for my daughter.
See, I have been seeding her childhood
with tap root hugs to weed out indifference and apathy.
There will be no daddy issues for your teenaged talons to latch upon.
My cheeks are attuned to her lips, I will know if they tremble.
I have been teaching her love all of her life,
and all that I ask if that you continue the lesson.
Love her, befriend her, protect her. Be there when I can’t.
And when my body gives in to my grave,
let the grin that eternity carves into my face
be a reflection of the peace that you love brings to her,
and we should get along just fine.”
Big ass shoutout to the best dads out there, mine included <3