“It Was Because of My Daughter”

And he said: “It was because of my daughter.”

It was a speech at the conference on social entrepreneurship in Ontario. Wally Hawley, venture capitalist, was presenting about partnerships, contacts, and networking — so that likeminded individuals, such as himself, could channel their resources to philanthropic ventures. And more importantly, invest themselves in these community endeavors.

The speech is coming to an end. He has presented the information well.

“And I would not be up here today were it not for one special person in this room. And that is my daughter. For she taught me about giving in the community.”

Pamela’s jaw drops slightly, eyes cast slowly down as a warmth spreads in her heart throughout her body. That is my Father, her soul speaks to her.

He has loved me forever. 

I have never known such a love…

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