Thursday, December 24, 2009

My Dad

He gave me my bright blue eyes.
And my dark hair.

Once we went to a Father/Daughter dance.
I was upset when everyone said "You would look just like your dad if you grew a mustache."

He taught me to love music.
And books.

When I was in third grade, he showed me how to do algebra.
He made me feel smart.

He talked more than anyone I know.
Even more than me.

He made the worst hamburgers, but the best Chinese food.
I still love Chinese.

He let me get that cat.
But he chose the name. The dumbest name ever - TC for The Cat.

He surprised me and came to my fifth grade talent show.
I felt special.

I made fun of him when he said "I'm fixin' to..." or "I'll give you a holler..."
He laughed.

He made a lot of mistakes.
But he owned up to them later on.

And after I had my own children, he told great stories of when I was a child.
And he gave great advice - "Don't forget these days. They're the best."

He visited a few weeks ago to meet Ethan and see Evie.
He read to Evie and carried her. He tickled her and sang silly songs.
She loved the attention from her Poppa.

When he left to go home, he promised to read her books on the webcam.
But we ran out of time.

Last night, my dad passed away.
And I'm in disbelief. I'm numb.

But trying to remember.
My dad.

18 comments:

Alaina @ Three Ladies and a Dad said...

I am so sorry Sarah. I will be praying for you.

Sara said...

Oh Sarah! I have no words. I wish I did.

I will definitely be sending all my love, support, thoughts, and prayers your way. If you need an ear, or a virtual shoulder to cry on, I am here for you.

Fiona said...

Oh, Sarah. I'm so sorry. You'll be in our thoughts.

Ashlee said...

So sorry Sarah... I will be praying for peace and comfort for your family.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Sarah...I cannot tell you how sorry I am. Praying for you now.

Heather @critter chronicles said...

Sarah, I'm so sorry to hear this. My most sincere condolences to you and your family at this difficult time.

Janelle said...

Sarah, that was the sweetest post. I can tell that he was loved and he loved you. I am so very sorry.

Alexandra said...

Sarah I am so sorry. We will be thinking of you guys.

jagwhyr said...

Sarah,

Words can't express how sorry I am to hear of your loss. Lean on the Lord during this difficult time and he will give you strength. You and your family our in my thoughts and prayers.

Drew

Jenna said...

Oh no, I am so sorry to hear that. My prayers are with you and your family.

Jenn @ A Country Girl's Ramblings said...

Oh Sarah, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I am and will pray for you and your family.

Amy said...

I am so sorry to read of your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. Your dad sounds like a wonderful man. It is so hard to lose a parent. I lost my father on May 5, 2008.

Nicole Feliciano said...

I am so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful hommage to him.

Ruth said...

God gave you that wonderful last visit where those memories will be permanent in your brain. Feel this hug from Florida, Sarah.

JOYFUL447 said...

oh sarah ... xoxox

Emily said...

What a beautiful post.

Shari Baby said...

love you sarah...made me cry. praying hard for comfort.

casual friday every day said...

Sarah, I'm deeply sorry to read this. So very sorry.

Nell