Missing my Dad!
Thursday, August 13, 2015
This silly guy is my dear father. He was always the one who could make me smile. When I was really young I would wake him up in the middle of the night if I was afraid - I knew better than to wake my mother! As I grew up he was always there to make bad things seem just a little bit better. Sometimes with a purr, sometimes a whisker kiss, sometimes just companionable silence - these were usually times after I had a fight with my mother, but sometimes just because I was disappointed or sad.
He's the dad who would set his timer for midnight so he could get up and drive downtown to pick me up from work, always at the door before I was done. He's the dad who would fight a snowstorm just so I could go to a party. He's the dad who would slip me a $100 bill every so often just because he knew we were hurting for money. He was my best friend.
My dear father left this world 12 years ago - suddenly by stroke. This day always makes me sad but usually I can get up and go for a walk or take care of something. Today, because I could really use his calm peaceful presence and silly quotes, I am really missing him. Thank you Dad for being the best dad a girl could ever want!