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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!
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  • USMAWIFE
    emoticon I was born on my dad's 42nd birthday so we also became birthday buddies. I was so much like him

    Mine passed unexpectedly also but it was due to a nurse giving him medication that he was already given less than an hour before and was not recorded on his chart
    1756 days ago
  • JJMPLSMN
    I have a Dad just like this. I am SO grateful he is still here, at a grand old age of 84. Mom is here too. I know I am so lucky, and your fabulous photo of a fun and wonderful man, made me realize that I would miss my Father forever. Thanks so much for sharing this.

    Hopefully, in time the pain will ease a bit. He sounds like the kind of man that would not want you to be sad.

    Spark on.
    1757 days ago
  • FORZACHANDMATT
    Awww - hugs
    1758 days ago
  • no profile photo LOL-LOL
    As Tweetykc00 said your daddy is still around. He's looking after you from heaven and he lives in your heart and in your memories. I love the picture! He seems so peaceful, lovely... I couldn't avoid to drop a tear with your story. All my blessings.
    1758 days ago
  • TWEETYKC00
    He's still around, watching out for you.
    1758 days ago
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