A couple years ago my dad made me a sign for my birthday. It has a postcard of a golden retriever and the words "As long as one and one are two, there could never be another father who loves his daughter as much as I love you."
It's the best present I've ever gotten. It sits on a shelf above my bed where I keep my collection of angels. It's on my angel shelf. Dad made it because of a Paul Simon's song "Father and Daughter." Everyone knows Paul Simon is my favorite, and this song is special for me and Dad.
The lyrics are:
"I'm gonna stand guard Like the postcard of a golden retriever and never leave until I leave you With a sweet dream in your head
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 loved you
Trust your intuition It's just like goin' fishin' You cast your line and Hope you get a bite."
That's my favorite part of the song, and the part my dad made the sign from. It's our song. And when I heard it today, it reminded me of putting my head on Dad's shoulder at the Paul Simon concert a couple summers ago, and that is just one of my favorite moments ever.