I really wanted to say something more soul gripping and heart wrenching, but this song comes to mind.
I still remember the times when my Dad would lift me up from the floor and swing me around.
I got my love for the arts, music and dancing from him. I got mostly from him, to be honest.
And whilst not a lot of people will share fond memories about their father, I have been blessed and fortunate to have enjoyed every minute my father treated me like a Princess. For that alone, I would always live to make him proud.
I know you're somewhere out there, smiling, grinning even. But the proud man-soldier-father that you are, I know it's criminal to believe it, but I could never go wrong in your eyes. I love you Papa.