Sunday, June 21, 2009

Dear Dad...

Dad working on his beloved boat.

Dear Dad,

Not a day goes by that I don't think of you. Most of the time it's something funny and I thank you for that. It's you, after all, who gave me my sarcasm and my sick sense of humour.

I think of the "short cuts" you always took (that always took us longer) when driving somewhere. I now find myself doing the same thing because most of the time the longer way looks nicer.

I think of our evening boat rides on the Rancocas and paddling the canoe in the lilly pads, you doing most of the work;)

I think a lot about how much you would have loved your three grandsons. I know you would have enjoyed teasing them and tormenting them just the way you did us and I know it hurt you to know you wouldn't get to see them. They all know who Pop Pop is and they know all of the funny stories by heart.

I'll always remember the advice you gave me..."Don't sweat the small stuff." and "Enjoy the little things." I try!

Thank you for being my dad. Happy Father's day.

Love,

Tracy Lynn


8 comments:

suziart said...

I miss my Dad, too!
What lovely thoughts.
Xo

Moonfairys Dreamland said...

Just a big hug from me to you :)

Here in Norway we celebrate fathers day the second sunday in november.

Cris said...

That brought a tear to my eye, I am so grateful that I still have my dear dad here. Thank you for reminding me. Have a good day, Tracy!

Micki said...

Hi Tracey this was a very moving post sweetie, sending you great big hugs and also a painting seeing as you have just won my giveaway on my blog ;)

Can you email me your address and i'll post it off to you asap.

Micki x

Sue said...

A beautiful tribute to a wonderful sounding dad!

tascha said...

What a lovely post. Beautiful.

CourtneyP said...

So sorry your Dad is not with us. I lost my Mom 3 yrs ago. He is with you..... and he sees it all. Look into the smiles of your boys and there he will be.

julie Haymaker thompson said...

I am so enjoin reading blogs as people write about there Dads. You where lucky to have one so full of life. I know you must miss him. the post honored him well