Saturday, January 16, 2010

Missing




You died six years ago, and although I don't cry as much anymore I still miss you so awfully, big funny red-beard ebullient bon vivant interested in what I had to say smart booming voice rolling laugh dad.

24 comments:

The Girl from Lokhandwala said...

Hugs.

Megan said...

More hugs.

nick said...

I hope as the years go by the sense of loss becomes less acute. But just those few simple words are enough to show what a wonderful dad you thought he was.

Cinnamon said...

we feel the keenness of your loss with this description- so more hugs from me too xx

subby said...

BIG HUGS!!! Been 8-1/2 years for me now...I've managed to put the worst behind and retain the good...

lettuce said...

yes, and more hugs from me.

kept writing and deleting - nothing more.

otin said...

I cannot relate to the feelings that you feel because I have not experienced the situation. All I know is that memories are a double edged sword. You never want to forget and try to keep people in your memories and in your heart, but along with the memories comes the pain and sorrow. My heart goes out to you this day.

mapstew said...

If I'm remembered as well as this then I have succeeded!

Hugs missus!

xxx

The Unbearable Banishment said...

I'm glad you have the proper appreciation for what you had. I would have given almost anything to have a father who was present, but it was not to be. Good on you for keeping the candle burning.

Candie Bracci said...

plenty of hugs from me too

Brian Miller said...

hugs and smiles.

savannah said...

in this, sugar, we are sisters. you have my heart. xoxoxox

mago said...

... (Leah) ...

Hunter said...

Sending warm wishes your way.

Tina said...

Leah, I found it hard to comment the first time I read this. My dad passed away in 2002 and it still feels very close. I understand how you feel.

I wanted you to know that I love your writing and your blog. I've given you an award. The award badge doesn't do you justice but the wish is sincere. Pop over to mine to pick it up.

FireLight said...

Pefectly stated. I can almost see him...ebullient bon vivant...and hear that laugh...He lives through your love!

Karen ^..^ said...

Aww. I'm sorry.

~hugs~

Pat said...

Your Dad will never leave you. BTW for months it was a comfort to wear an old cardigan of his when I was at home.

MJ said...

Memories will keep his spirit alive.

My father died when I was a baby so I have to rely on other people's memories.

Leah said...

Thanks you nice folks. It was a rough day, as anniversaries are, but your long-distance hugs helped.

xo

Mike129 said...

And more
***HUGS***

Jen Chandler said...

A little late, but I'm sending hugs to you now. I understand. No matter how many years pass, you still grieve. It's different, but hugs are still needed.

Jen xxoo

Princess said...

Dear Miss Leah,
My father died in '88. Not a day passes without a thought about him Popping into my mind. I put this down to keeping the memories of him alive. I have recently been mulling through old family Photos scanning them and creating slide shows with music.
They bring tears but also smiles to look back on cherished moments captured in time.

I send you lots of hugs.

The pain of loss does ease a little over the years..

Luv Princess XXX

Leah said...

Thank you, Jen and Mike.

And thank you Princess.

Your kind words mean the world to me!

xo