Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Good Memories of a Great Dad

My Darling Dad would have been 81 years old today. It's kind of hard to imagine, as just under three years ago when he died he didn't look or act like someone with only a year to go before turning 80.
I still miss him dreadfully, but every now & then something happens to remind me that there is a reason for all of this. We grow, although we don't see it as such at the time, & we become stronger people.
I have always missed the sound of Dad's voice, quiet, calm & practical in times of upheaval & stress, but the rest of the time there was always a laugh not far from the surface.

He adored all of his grandchildren, big & small, & I have great memories of how those same children loved their 'Papa' beyond measure. A couple of months ago it was fabulous to discover that Mum had a couple of short videos of Dad with the two youngest grandchildren, Milla & Zoe. I can't begin to describe how good it was to hear his voice again.


rosebud101 said...

Deb, I'm sure he was a wonderful man. I'm sorry for your loss, but I am happy you have such wonderful memories.

Manuela said...

Somebody said that
“A smile happens in a flash, but its memory can last a lifetime.”

Your dad was a happy man, soo good to hear from you.
P. S. Will write soon :-), need a little bit of time.

gaffergirls.com said...

wonderful tribute Deb....
have a wonderful weekend..

all our love
mona & the girls

Maren aka hilobeads aka Palms, Etc. said...

Deb, glad for the memories you have.