Dear Dad,

Dear Dad,

Family dynamics aren't always perfect, they are multi-faceted.

For Father's day, we want to show all types of relationships, without the sugar coating.

Here is a collection of authentic and vulnerable letters from our team to our dads — some of which are still with us today, and some who are not.

**We understand that Father's Day can be a difficult time for many. With that in mind, please know that these letters contain sensitive topics. 

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Hey Dad!

Today it’s your day, and I’m writing to you as always. I have much to say with your eyes, and I want to tell you many unspoken things. I have no complaints about your absence because I know you are in a better place than here. I am happy that with each passing day and year, I get closer to the happy moment of meeting. The only annoying thing is that I cannot visit your tomb weekly and I cannot talk to you in person.

I’m alone here and you're alone there. I cannot celebrate my birthdays beside you, I cannot come to you whenever I want, and I can’t even kiss your tombstone anymore. It has been years since you left us alone. I am sleeping with this hope to see you in my dreams once again. To hug you and to talk with you. Why don’t you come to my dreams anymore? I was just 3 years old when you left us. I don’t remember your voice and your paternal affections. I don’t even remember your face anymore and I have to see your photos. Are you upset with me? Just because I don’t come to your tomb. I don’t wash your tombstone anymore nor do I water your sapling.

I’m sorry for not being able to put your hands on my eyes and kiss them.

I’m sorry for growing up without you and reaching your age.

I’m sorry for not crying in front of others because you are not with us anymore.

I’m sorry for hiding your love in the depth of my heart from others and never talking about it.

I’m sorry for everything.

I wish you were here so mom would have only her motherly role and she didn’t have to take a father’s role for us. I wish you would stay with her till the end and didn’t leave her alone, halfway friend!

I wish you were by my side at least on this father’s day.

Even Though you are not with us physically, we cherish all your memories and love.

I love you and I miss you everyday more than yesterday from the bottom of my heart dad!

With love and respect,

Your youngest kid and daughter

- Wajiha, Production Team Member

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Dearest Dad,

Your love and warmth has been a blessing in my life. With you,

I have always felt safe and grounded. Thank you for being my guide in life and for always being there for me. You truly are a gentleman, and a gentle man. Though these three words don't express it at all, I love you.

Forever connected,

Jana

- Jana, Founder
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To My Dear Father on Father's Day,

I never thought I could have loved you more but I do with each passing day.

May you rest in eternal peace.

With love,

your daughter

- Najla, Head of Production

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To Dad,

Every girl wishes to be a princess ; however, I have never wished to be a princess since you have always treated me as one

- Marwa, Production Team Member

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To My Father,

Today is Father's Day and I congratulate all the fathers of the world on this day. I have been away from you for 5 years. Although I am far, my heart is still with you and I will always remember you. HAPPY FATHER'S DAY 

- Elaha, Production Team Member

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To My Dearest Father,

I remember when I spoke to you last Father’s Day. I never thought that would be the last one with you. And even though you aren’t here physically with me, I still feel you around me. I still feel your love and warmth. Thank you for that beautiful feelings and thank you for everything you’ve done for us. I will cherish it all forever. Love you from the bottom of my heart.

With love,

your daughter.

- Tabassam, Production Team Member

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Dear Daddy,

I understand how far I am from you by distance and how long I have been apart from you. The last decade has been so unlucky for me, for not meeting you, not seeing you, and not hugging you. The truth is that I love you from the bottom of my heart and missing you, mom and everyone in the family.

Since 2011, I have been traveling with hardship of being in limbo and finally making it here to Canada which I can call my home now. I am impatiently waiting to meet you, mom and the family one day again.You are the hero of our family. Happy Father’s day with lots of love and gratitude.

- Khalil, Warehouse & Shipping Manager

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To Dad, 
No matter how old I get I’ll never stop needing you. I’m so grateful to be your daughter. HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

- Belqis, Production Team Member

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To Dad,

Most fathers are the head crowns and the guider of their kids like shadows and the pain of life is tolerable for them because of their kids but NOT FOR ALL FATHERS.

- Masuda, Production Team Member

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Dear Dad,

Our relationship is complicated. We can't see eye-to-eye when it comes to our view on life. But we are so similar when it comes to seeking adventure and creativity. Honestly, I wouldn't have it any other way.

It's easy to forget that before "father" and "daughter", we are just two humans trying to navigate life...both for the first time. Thank you for being such a great support despite our many differences, thank you for teaching me that it's possible to do anything I want, thank you for sacrificing so much for us.

I can't wait to see the day that you start living for yourself. You deserve a life without regrets and I hope you can realize that I can support you too. Trust me like I trust you.

love,

your daughter

-Angela, Social Media Manger