You know, my youngest daughter and I had a very interesting conversation tonight. I was asking her if she knew what today was and she was like “I don’t know!” When I told her that today marked 9 years since my dad had passed away she responded with “Don’t remind me! I don’t want to think of something that will make me sad!”
Well, I feel it is important to remember. Heck, that is why I do genealogy. We have to remember where we came from.
Today, I miss my dad so much more than I have in the past. We were never really as close as I would have liked but I see now that we all needed Dad in our lives to help keep us together.
You know what I am talking about. In every family there is that one person who seems to be the bond that keeps everything from just exploding. With our family it was my Dad!
Since Dad has been gone, the family has drifted further and further apart and today it is just a small bit of what it used to be. I miss the days when, even though we didn’t all get along, we were careful in what we said because we knew that if Dad got word of it we would regret it! Without that bonding agent here, Dad probably wouldn’t recognize what his children have become!
I am not casting stones, I am just voicing an opinion. How I wish we could all come together again without all the hatred and bitterness, but for this moment it seems like an impossibility!
More than ever – I MISS YOU SO MUCH DAD!
I don’t ever want to forget. We have to take the good with the bad but if it was all put together, in the big picture we had it made while you were here with us! I’m sorry if I have disappointed you in the last 9 years!