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Sunday, June 18, 2006

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY DAD!




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.....


6 comments:

Blogzie said...

Oh DonDon,

This was so beautiful and oh so sweet.

I knew I loved you for a reason.

x0x0x

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.

Kevin

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*