Here's To You, Dad

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June 17, 2017 | BY Isabel Martel Francisco

Happy Father's Day to all dads out there! Whether you have just had a child, or if you already have grandchildren, this day is meant for you. Sit back, relax and unwind. There is often so much that we want to say to our parents, but never find the time to do so. Take this weekend to let your father know how much you care. See what these 10 sets of children want to say to good old dad, here: 


Happy Father's Day Papa! Thank you for everything you have done for our family. Thank you for supporting us in everything we do and for always seeing the best in us. Thank you for constantly believing in us and providing us with the life we live. We love you with all our hearts. We love you more than we can express in words. A lifetime wouldn't be enough for us to show you how much we appreciate everything you've done for our family. We are so blessed to have you as our father and a husband to Mama. Thank you for being an amazing father to us and loving each of us equally.

Love Always,

Diego, Mateo, Lucas, Maria, Santiago, Sebastian, Mj, Paola, Andres Agustin, Julia, Angelo


Dear Papa,

On this Father's day, we celebrate you. Thank you for being our wonderful dad, a doting grandfather to our children, and for simply being the coolest person we know.

We love you !

Steph and Jess Kienle


My dad has always believed in me. He saw no limits when it came to the potential of his children, and that is why we raise ours the same way. My father never tried to define who I was, although he shaped who I am. He taught me to be kind and have compassion, to trust my instincts and listen to logic even when I want to run with emotion. He taught me to love my creative side, because thinking out of the box is always, always a good idea. I love him because while my mother centers our family, my father grounds us and always reminds us of who we are and where we came from, and that family is above all things what we should cherish the most. So I wish him a happy father's day, because if there is anyone who deserves a day where calories from aligue don't count, and a day when his grandsons will run amok building forts as a tribute to him- it's my dad.

With love,

Stephanie Ong


Dearest Dad, 

I count my lucky stars every day for the amazing father that I get to have. Thank you for always supporting me, being a true role model and mentoring me. Most of all, no matter how busy, successful or important you get, thank you for always making time for me no matter how menial the need may be (like even how to fix something in my apt haha). Love you and I'm so proud of all your achievements so far. Happy Father's Day to the best Dad I could ask for! 


Cristina Cu 


Dear Dad,

Happy Fathers’ Day! Though this day is an annual event, this one in particular is quite a momentous celebration. On June 16, 2002, when we celebrated Fathers’ Day, Gabby was a cheeky eight year old boy asking you for help with his math homework, Andie was a six year old young girl who loved pretending to jet-ski on your legs in the pool, and Ysabel was a three year old toddler practicing how to run by falling into your arms. Now, 15 years later, it is the first Fathers’ Day since we have left our home to start our gap years, college studies, or professional careers abroad. Perhaps this is a testament to your successful parenting, perhaps it is a sign that we couldn’t wait to get away. However, regardless of where we are in life or in mailing address, you will always be our Father and home will always be where you and mom are. We love you and are grateful to have a father who lights the way ahead of us (literally and figuratively), providing light for all to see. You have not only taught us, but demonstrated for us how to be in the world— how to care for others, how to love and share our blessings with others.


 Gabby, Andie and Isabel Ayala


Happy Father's Day to our dearest dad. You teach us to see the best in everything and everyone, and to learn as much from this lifetime as we possibly can. You teach us to have grateful hearts and to never take anything for granted. You teach us to dance through storms and to be a warrior of gentleness. We love you to the moon and back. You are our inspiration.


Camille, Nicole and Christian Tantoco


You have given us the best things in life: your time, your care, your guidance and your love. We appreciate how you are always an inspiration and push us to be better. At the same time, thank you for giving us the perspective to realize the things that are actually important in life. Not many people find their role models so close to home, but in this regard, we are very lucky to have you, Dad. We hope that we can make you proud.

We wish you good health and lots of joy in your life. We love you with all our hearts.


Mark and May Yao


Dear Dad,

Happy Father's Day to the coolest dad! Thank you for always making me laugh. And most importantly, thank you for always making mom laugh! The world would be a darker place without you. You are the light of my life and the shoulder I can lean on. I love you!


Sarina Samson


Happy Father's Day Dad! Thank you for being such a supportive and inspiring father. You have been the best role model to us both and we hope to one day be as great of a father as you have been to us. Love you!

James & Will Batchelor


Happy Father's Day to the best home chef, golf playing, wine drinking father ever! Thank you for being an inspiration to me and Luis through your many words of wisdom and the value of work that you instilled in us. Though we may find your jokes corny at times, they are a great source of entertainment.


Roman and Luis Recto

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