Sunday, June 15, 2008

It's Father's Day... again.

I guess I'd have to say that I really never knew my father much, nor did he know me.

Although when I was about ten I distinctly remember submitting an entry for the "Father of the Year" contest at school and I also distinctly remember him being there for the awards... or maybe he was just picking me up. But then that would have been mom...

My dad passed away in 1994 and we were luckily able to spend some time together near the end but at that point, though I know he wanted to, I think he was just too weak to be able to come up with the right words by then. Don't get me wrong, he wasn't a "bad" father and in fact he was a very good man, he just wasn't there very much... except for maybe holidays. But he always had a good joke to tell... Unfortunately I don't remember any of them. He loved to take us out to dinner... and always to the very best restaurants. And later when I was on my own he'd call on occassion and want to make up for time lost, but unfortunately I was usually right in the middle of putting a baby to bed.

I KNOW he loved me, and I loved him too. In fact, until I was about 10 I believed he ruled the planets. (See first paragraph) I just don't think he realized how quickly the planets turn. Hopefully the place he's at now has internet because I would love to be able to tell him "I love you dad" again. And I wouldn't even necessarily need for him to answer me back because I know that he does. In truth, he said the words to me plenty.

Meanwhile, Happy Father's Day to all of the Fathers in my life!

My Own... who loved me and my sisters with everything he knew how.

David... who has always loved us unconditionally even though we weren't his own.

Brad... who, in spite of it all, is still hands down the best dad ever.

Aaron... who rivals the above and who's love of being a father moves me to tears sometimes.

Rohn... who raised son above.

Ackkk... this has gotten to be WAY all too schmoopy and sentimental!

Please enjoy this "Father's Day" entry on my other blog Schnoogles

Clay content?... If it be true, I believe he'll make an awesome one.

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Sue said...

Loved your blog, Chardonnay. The subject of Dads is always interesting to me. Mine passed away suddenly in 1990, but he pops into my thoughts just about every day in some way. I miss him.

Aaron, Whitney, and Jade said...

This is a very very sweet blog, mom. You're right, Aaron is tough competition for dad. I have to say I've gotten pretty lucky as far as the men in my life go. PS-Aaron says thanks for the altoid container. We both thought it was hilarious and very clever.