Tribute to my father

To Dad on Father’s Day

I remember…
you being the playful, affectionate dad
and all three of us
piling on your back
playing, laughing, loving. My father’s love.

I remember…
the joyful trips you took us on
seeing the world
doing things other kids
could only dream of doing. My father’s love.

I remember…
you providing everything we needed
having everything we desired
Santa Claus
always getting us the “super duper — biggie.” My father’s love.

I remember…
you introducing us to nature–
we had the best camp site
full of love and laughter
joy and delight. My father’s love.

I remember…
Most of all — the never-ending love you have given me
I have seen it in your eyes, in your tears, in your smile
you have been my biggest fan
encouraging me always to be the best I can be. My father’s love.

You have given me messages all along
teaching me about mind/body/soul
you always said:
“remember who you are”
and I now know the truth of who I am

I thank God that I chose you as my father.
I feel blessed!

Your Daughter’s Love,
Kimberly Sue 6/15/97

About the author

Kim Hiles (Dancing Feather) was born in Pennsylvania in the 1960s. Her mother was from Germany and met her father while stationed there. The family moved several times before settling in a town called Millis, Massachusetts.

Kim developed severe anxiety and depression as a child and struggled to find her way. Growing up, Kim was told by her grandmother that she wrote beautiful letters and had a way with words. Later in life, this memory would be a catalyst for sitting down and writing her memoir.

Continuing to say yes to life, Kim talks about her struggles of addiction, anxiety, depression and relationship issues, to name a few. She considers it her life mission to help empower others and uses her memoir as a way to offer guidance in living a more authentic life, following your dreams.

She has overcome much adversity and enjoys walking with others as they find their way. Kim has also co-written a young adult fantasy with her husband Will, called Little Wonders. Their pen name is K.W. Hiles.

Kim is a successful Educator, Social and Emotional Learning Specialist, Behavior Specialist, Mediator (Restorative Practices), 3rd degree Reiki Practitioner, and blogs regularly. In addition Kim offers online classes at Shamanic Passages Institute

Kim is considered highly sensitive and intuitive. Utilizing her gifts, her mission is to channel inspiration and healing and help spread some light. Empowering others to create the life of their dreams is the ultimate goal.

Kim is happily married (21+ years) and lives with her husband, son and their animal companions.

"I had a teacher who told us to go out that week and see how many Mercedes cars we noticed. When I came back I told her I had seen a lot! She asked me if I had seen any junk cars. I told her I didn’t remember seeing any. The next week she reversed it and asked us to go out and see how many junk cars we noticed. Of course we noticed a lot but didn’t remember seeing any Mercedes cars. Where is your focus? Is it on the problem or on the solution and more importantly, where would you like it to be?" -- Kim Hiles

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