Sunday, September 14, 2008

Dad


One year ago today my Dad passed from this world. He was such a sweet and gentle man, but was also wound up tighter than most people who knew him from simple acquaintance could understand. I've had a year of a roller coaster ride with my feelings about his death. Sometimes a lot of guilt...for not doing more for him and for having him in the living center he was in...those two are the biggest guilt's I struggle with. But there have been many highs in the time we had together the last few years and the joy of the bond we strengthened. Dad wasn't your mushy lovey dovey type...and it was always a struggle to figure out where he was coming from unless he truly disliked something and then he usually made that known. He was very little trouble because he demanded very little....a Dr.Pepper, some chocolate or ice cream and a place to lay his head for a nap. He enlightened us with his humor and taught us great lessons, with the valor in which he handled what was dealt to him. I miss him immensely but know he is in a better place. I love you Daddy.






2 comments:

Molly Woodall said...

Awww Girl...that was so sweet! Those pictures of him are precious! I know how hard those "anniversary" days are...and even after 10 years they don't get any better!
And....you remember the patriotic flatware that you sent me when we moved to Roxton? I am still using it and think of you everytime I take a bite! haha!
Love you and miss you!

We are THAT Family said...

I am sorry for your loss. What a beautiful tribute to your Dad.