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Dedicated to all the children who grew up to be stronger without him.
It should've been you. The first man I loved, the one who taught me how to change a flat, the man I ran to for advice. I should've been Daddy's Little Girl. Yet, some of us are lucky to get a second chance at having a father figure. I was one of the lucky ones. He grew to love me like his own, instilled the laughs I needed and the advice I longed for. He succeeded at everything you failed at. Good fathers do three things: they guide, they nurture, and they provide, all of which you did on your own account for a short period of time, and all of which he's done effortlessly and without a second thought. He taught me that he didn't have to be my father to be my father. So thank you for leaving so I could gain a dad who stayed.