Tuesday, October 24, 2006

The Gift...

Today is 1st year anniversary since my Dad left this worldly existence. I miss him so much. I want to say something about him. I want to say that he was an honest man. He was a quiet man but when he spoke they were words of love, encouragement and kindness. He always wanted his family around him especially during the Holidays or any occasion that there was an excuse to.

At Halloween for the last 5 years (since my Dad moved back), he took us to the Off Broadway Theatre around Halloween. It was a fun time. The shows are always a spoof or spin off..Like Dracula vs. The Werewolf..he'd pass out homemade goodie bags filled with popcorn & candy. My children loved it and we were all laughing our butts off...So, this year the kids and I went by ourselves. I passed out the goodie bags and we laughed together. It was good to be laughing and having fun with my children and them with me.

This morning, on the way to work, I was thinking about my Dad and thinking about last night...and I realized what an awesome gift my Dad had given me. A Family Tradition for us and there will always be moments when we speak..."Remember when Grandpa took us...."

Thanks Dad! I love you and miss you beyond the stars and back...

2 comments:

goddess said...

Oh, that's really touching. I love that it involves going to a show! My favorite tradition from my dad is every Valentines day he gives us a heart box of chocolates. He makes a point to write himself "happy valentines day, love dad." As apose to the rest of the holidays where my mom obvoulsy buys the presents and writes out the cards. Since I've moved away, he makes a point to even mail it himself to me. That's very touching.

goddess said...

Oh, and what a beautiful way to remember your day. I hope you are doing ok on this sad anniversary.