Sunday, June 17, 2007

Personal note for Father's Day

This is what my daughter Pascalle (10) typed on a laptop computer that I left on my bed during a short bathroom break:

Daddy
I love jou zo mats.
Pascalle
Hey pap
Slaap lekker.
pascalle

I guess I don't have to translate the 'English' words from the first four lines, but for those of you who can't read Dutch - the fifth line says: 'Sleep well'.
Don't worry, we also talk face to face with each other! But this is a girl who knows that her father is passionate about reading and writing and who just wanted to leave a kind surprise message on his computer screen before going to sleep. Isn't that sweet?

Guess what I did...
I saved Pascalle's words to my internal heart drive.

3 comments:

Panda said...

And this is the translation of a Dutch poem that I just wrote for Pascalle's little poetry book:

All things God created
No single thing the same
A million colorful flowers
Still every one unique

So many beautiful people
But no one just like you
Pascalle, my dearest daughter
Joy of your father’s heart

Art said...

That's so sweet. Hope you had a great Father's Day!

Vicki said...

This is a really sweet post, Paul. I know Pascalle's the joy of your heart.

Your poem is very touching, too. I've said it before: if you ever decide to publish a book of your poetry, I will buy the first copy!