Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A Dad to Remember!

November 24. I make a conscience effort not to memorialize this day. Yet, when I realize that it's here, my heart skips a beat and my throat closes up. We said goodbye to our dad seventeen years ago. It's hard to believe that it's been that long ago. Not a day goes by that I don't think about him.

He had the ability to make an ordinary day.....magical. Candy always tasted better when he bought it just for me at 7-11! All five of us wrestling with him on the floor. He could turn a hilly country road into "tummy ticklers". He perfected stupid car trivia...."Cloris Leachman Fun Facts"....It's scary that I even remember this torture! Skipping Sunday School and having breakfast at Shoney's! Paying me to spy on my older sisters. Waking up in the middle of the night for a "snick snack". Water gun wars. His "world famous" Goobley Gosh. His love/hate relationship with Fred the dog. Threatening to break my first date's legs. Singing "Reba Jackson" at the top of our lungs.......

I'm sure my sisters could add much more to this list. The fact is, I miss him, just as much today as I did in 1992. He wasn't a perfect father, but he was a wonderful dad! He'd often ask us, "Do you know how much I love you?" I did. Our time with him was too short....but it was full! I am grateful.


  1. I was thinking about this and you today. I love you!