My dad would offer the shirt off his back for me. He’d give me the last cent in his wallet if it meant I’d be safe, content and loved. That’s just what dads do. When I was just a little thing, my dad would often let me blow my nose on his shirt sleeve. If that’s not love, then I don’t know what is!
David would do the same for our boys. Maybe not the snot on the sleeve thing … but I’m sure he’d do almost anything else
Fathers are special, in so many ways. Father’s of daughters, in my opinion, even more so. Not to say that fathers of sons are any less important, but there’s an unspoken, unbreakable connection between a father and a daughter.
Paul Simon sings, in “Father & Daughter” -
I’m gonna watch you shine
Gonna watch you grow
Gonna paint a sign
So you’ll always know
As long as one and one is two
There could never be a father
Who loved his daughter more than I love you
My dad, no matter how far away he is from me, is always my hero. He’s always there. No matter what. I don’t have him around the corner, to pop over for a coffee and a chat. But he’s always there. Dad, I miss you and I’d give anything to blow my nose on your shirt sleeve right now x
Celeste from Cilla Bloom Photography feels the same about her dad, who we affectionately know as “Oom Chris”.
Almost any man can be a Father, but it takes someone extremely special to be a Dad.
To Be a Dad …
This Fathers Day, you could win a 30 minute family shoot with the amazing Celeste of Cilla Bloom Photography.
To enter, email a low res photo (no bigger than 500KB please!) of your most precious father & child memory to me at firstname.lastname@example.org, copying Celeste at email@example.com with “CILLA BLOOM FATHERS DAY” in the subject line. It could be a picture of you with your father, or a picture of your child with his or her father.
The winner will be decided by a judge. Yes, a judge.
I took a chance and sent a message to a daddy-blogger who is
… an unexpected, full-time stay-at-home Dad, taking care of my 2½ year old daughter, Ava, and 9-month old son, Charlie. I’m also writing a book for New American Library/Penguin Publishing and working with Sony Pictures Television & Happy Madison Productions on a scripted TV show, based on Dad or Alive.
When Adrian replied, saying “Sure thing – would love to” – I had a proper fan-girl moment! (Picture me: arms flapping, on the phone to Celeste to tell her, “OH MY GAAAAD! He said YES!) Anyhoo, if you haven’t read any of Adrian’s HILARIOUS writing over at Dad or Alive, you’re seriously missing out. Also, local dads, take note! We need some South African Daddy-Bloggers!
Adrian will choose his favourite picture and we’ll announce the winner on Monday, 18 June.
Terms & Conditions:
The winner’s shoot will take place in Johannesburg or Pretoria only.
The prize consists of a 30 minute family shoot with Cilla Bloom Photography, with 30 colour and/or black & white pics on disc.
Multiple entries are allowed. In fact, they’re encouraged!
- Entries close at 17:00 on Saturday, 16 June. Adrian is 6 hours behind us, so needs time to choose his winner…in the future! (Humour me).
- The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
- You give permission for your entry picture to be published on this blog/the Cilla Bloom Facebook page