Friday, January 29, 2010

FATHER by Christopher Kosoff

Happy Father's Day Dad!

Dad is resting now from his feeding tube surgery. It went well.

Our brother Christopher (Sue’s son from a previous marriage) is currently incarcerated. The only father Chris has ever known is our Dad. He’s been a part of our family since he was 2 years old. For those of you who have not had the opportunity to meet him he is a great kid (if you consider 28 to be a kid – man you know you’re getting old when you call a 28 year old a kid). Chris was in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong people and because of one bad decision he has to go through this devastating time alone. Every Friday for the last 7 years Dad has gone to visit Chris. So as you can imagine how difficult this must be for him to not be here with Dad right now. Check out the poem he wrote for our dad.

By Christopher Kosoff

A father is a friend
A father is a teacher
A father is pure love
A father is respect
A father is a protector
A father is a man of lessons
A father is your first fishing trip
A father is your first home run
A father is your first touchdown
A father is the only man who can make you cry
A father is the one who teaches you honor
A father is the one to have the “birds and the bees” talk
A father is our first and only real hero
A father is our strength
A father is who we all wish to be
I wish to be a father too
I wish to be a teacher
I wish to be pure love
I wish to be respect
I wish to be a protector
I wish to be a man of lesson
I wish to be a man who I know
There is a lot I wish, but only one wish do I hope comes true.
“I wish to be the father you have been to me!”
You are my smile, you are that light, you are my friend, but most of all you are my Dad, and I LOVE YOU!

1 comment:

  1. Absoutely incredible, I am in tears, he is right on! I pray I get to meet him one day! Thank you Marshall for the hope you instilled in this young man. It looks like you raised another world changer! Casey