Friday, November 13, 2009

Todays post is all about my Dad.

It was 4 years ago today that my Dad passed away. Some days it feels like just yesterday we were hanging out and then other days it feels as if it has been a lifetime.

It's hard sometimes to explain the relationship we had, he was only 19 when I was born so as I grew up and became an adult the switch from parent to friend was flawless. It was quite common for Rory and I to go out on a Friday night with my parents and just hang out, we enjoyed a lot of the same things.

If I could have one wish it would be for my kids to know my Dad. Trevor was just 3 and Brendan only 4 months when he passed away. I talk about him all the time so they are coming to know the stories but it obviously is not the same.

My Mom put the following memorial in the paper today:

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again Love you always

Miss you Dad!!


Nannieflash said...

Im in the same position, I lost my mum on Monday this week, but she was 87 so had had a good innings, but she suffered so much with dreadful pain so I wouldnt wish her back to suffer like that. Im going to miss her and our weekly chats. Sometimes its necessary to be thankful for what weve had rather than what we want. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

Carol said...

I know what you say except it was my Mom. When you loose a parent and than in the same breath lose your friend it can shake you to the soul. I think of Mom with such good thoughts now. Time will bring out the best of times and will let the sorrow of the lost fade away.

Foursons said...

My dad died a little over a year ago. You spoke my thoughts exactly.