Friday, June 5, 2009

He's My Dad




On June 5, 2005… my dad died.

I miss him every single day.

He’s my dad.

He loved me unconditionally and I knew it.

He’s my dad.

He taught me how to love my children.

He’s my dad.

My daughter was carrying his first great-grandchild, when he died. I know he loves his great-grandgirls. All four of them.

He's the strongest man, I have ever known.

He's the softest man, I have ever known.

He’s my dad.

I remember going to his office with him on Saturday afternoons, when I was a little girl.

I remember my 18th birthday; he took me to a Polka Hall, so that I could have my first ‘legal’ beer with him. We danced Polka all night! (Yeah right, just how every 18 year old in the 1970’s wants to spend their 18th birthday!)

I remember how much my dad loved to dance, despite the fact he was beat-deficient.

He’s my dad.

I remember sitting by his hospital bedside for hours on end, after his lung transplant. I remember playing 500-Rummy with him hours on end, because that is what we did.

He’s my dad.

There is not a single day that passes; which I do not see his face, hear his voice or miss him with all my heart.

I love my dad.

He’s my dad.


24 comments:

coffeypot said...

Beautiful tribute, AM. I can tell you love him very much. I don't think I will ever have a tribute like that.

Butler and Bagman said...

If I was more proficient at crying, I would have cried...what a wonderful memorial. Thank you so much for posting this.

AirmanMom said...

coffeypot...thanks for your kind words.

AirmanMom said...

B&B...thank you!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

I love this. What a wonderful way to remember him. And what a handsome Dad you had!!

Hallie

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

That is one of the most heartfelt tributes that I have ever read Airman Mom. What a special love you still share with your Dad. God bless you gal and hugs and kisses from Georgia :)

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Mary Ellen said...

A beautiful post. I can feel the love in every word. I know he's so proud of all of you.

MightyMom said...

wonderful insight into your history.

thanks for sharing that.

Mike Golch said...

Great posting about you Dad,I miss my dad as well.He passed away august 14,1984.

AirmanMom said...

hallie...thank you for your kind words!

AirmanMom said...

rg...your kind words are deeply appreciated!

AirmanMom said...

me...It was so good of you to stop by!

AirmanMom said...

mighty mom... today is special. I am me, because of my dad...so he deserves a special post.

AirmanMom said...

mike...they never leave us.

Donna said...

God blessed you with angel for a Dad! {{{hugs}}}

Mary said...

AM,

This is an awesome tribute to your Dad. I'm glad you were blessed with a great one. Mine passed in 1981 and I miss him everyday, so know how you feel about yours.

Blessings,
Mary

Karen said...

Hugs to you!!! Beautiful post.

Karen

AirmanMom said...

donna...thanks for your words!

AirmanMom said...

mary...we are blessed to have good memories, which belong to us forever!

AirmanMom said...

karen...it is so good to have you back! I do hope all is well with you! Thanks for stopping by!

Jeanne said...

Sounds like a great Dad, I am sure he is watching over you and his great granddaughters every day.

AirmanMom said...

jeanne...thank you for your kind words. I must agree with you that he is smiling over us each day.

imbeingheldhostage said...

BEAUTIFUL. I don't dare listen to the Luther Vandross music now-- it makes me teary without having read this lovely tribute (I lost my Dad in 77).

AirmanMom said...

ibhh..I have no doubt your dad has been with you every day! Thanks for stopping by, come back to listen to Luther...he sings it perfectly!