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A Fatherless Father’s Day

With Father’s day being celebrated on Sunday, there’s lots of reminders i.e.  ads, commercials, sales and conversations.

A friend asked me how long it’s been since I lost my dad.  14 years.  Then I realized I don’t talk much about my dad.  It’s not that I don’t have anything to say.  I think it is because it feels that I’d have to have to much set up.

Just because I don’t talk about him.  Or write about him much, doesn’t mean I’m not thinking about him.

I will always remember my dad when I see and airplane.  Planes were one of his favorite things.  To the point he flew with the Civil Air Patrol, rented a Cessna to take us on trips and even had a remote control plane and countless models.

But that is just one little piece of who he was and what he means to me.

Father’s day is a day that is a sad reminder that he isn’t here.  It isn’t a time I think of all the wonderful things about him.  All that just makes me miss him more.

My daughter said recently that a friend of her’s told her that other people haven’t had the close family relationships that we have.  that is sad as well.  But knowing that others may never have what we’ve had doesn’t make me miss dad any less. Maybe even more.


A Mitten or a Glove

I put a new pair of gloves on Gpa every day.  Sometimes he can put them on himself no trouble.  Then there are days he gets a couple of fingers in one spot or he tries to put on the opposite hand.  This makes the glove be backwards and the pinkie is awkwardly in the thumb.

When I have to help him put the gloves on, I remember the trouble I had when I was young.  For some reason, I just didn’t get how to put each finger in a separate spot.  This frustrated my mother so, that she got me mittens.  I can tell you I had NO trouble putting the thumb in the little hole and leave the rest of the fingers in the big spot.  My fingers were happier all together.  But it is not easy to play in the snow when you where mittens.

Have no worries, I am not planning on getting Gpa mittens. We do just fine with the gloves.  I don’t mind coaching him once in a while.  And I allow for extra time in getting ready to go out in case he needs it.

He had a great day at day care.  They said he was in a good mood and they made Father’s Day cards.  I bet that brought up lots of good memories.  He always lights up when he talks about his mom and dad.

I’ll have to remember to ask him for some more stories.