Sunday, June 18, 2006


My parents will be married 62 years on December 26, 2006. During those 62 years, my sister and I have never witnessed an argument between them. I'm certain things were not always perfect, but it was always "not in front of the children".

My father.... is a father who still cares about and continues to worry about his children. When he visited a few years ago, he looked at the tires on my car and said... "you need new tires." I didn't think I needed new tires, but dad thought so. He took my car, had new tires installed, paid for them and brought the car home to me.

As a young adult, my grandmother (his mother) died. While I was devastated by her death, having spent all my summers visiting her in Canada, my father remained calm. I remember hearing my father telling my mother, "I'll mourn for my mother after my children have mourned. Right now, I need to be here for my children."

That's the kind of dad he was, that's that kind of dad he is.....


Blogzie said...

Oh DonDon,

This was so beautiful and oh so sweet.

I knew I loved you for a reason.


cats said...

and blogzie, sounds like the reason we love dondon is his daddad.

BostonPobble said...

*sigh* very nice tribute

Hypoxic said...

Sounds like the father that we all wanted - but that some never got.

Really beautiful post. Thanks for sharing it.


ConnieJane said...

What a wonderful tribute. I agree with cats... you are surely much like your dad.

CrackerLilo said...

Aw, I'm so glad you have a daddy like that! *hug*