Monday, June 16, 2014

A Delayed Message

Today at work one of my co-workers said to me that she bet I posted on my blog about Father's Day.  I shook my head no and said this was the first year I hadn't put anything on the blog.  In fact, it's been a while since I posted...well, a week anyway!  I'm behind on visits to other blogs as well.  I really enjoy reading posts that are put up about the Dads in everyone's lives.  Maybe you aren't a dad yourself but hopefully you had a Dad who was an inspiration, a guide, a loving parent. Not everyone has or had that.  I was one of the lucky ones because my Dad was Superman! At least he was to me! He passed away in 1976 and I think of him everyday. I've written about him on many occasions. He's missed many things in our lives these past 38yrs,  but I really have a feeling he's not that far away and truly does know what's happening here!  He was the life of any party we ever had and he could make any day a special day.  Each of my siblings has a different memory of Dad. My older brothers were with him the most when it came to "guy" things. You know, fishing and car repair and other manly stuff! My Sister and I have our memories of a loving Dad whom (or is it who?) I can't ever remember getting a spanking from! (My Sister was the one who deserved a spanking but I don't think he ever spanked her either!...can't claim the same for my brothers!..they were stinkers!)  I guess my delayed message today is a belated Happy Father's Day to everyone...those here and those who have passed.  I want to thank my awesome hubby who is a good Dad to our kiddos....all grown up and Dad's of their own.  (except Jordan who does take care of Eddy!)
   "Happy Father's Day Babe!"...."Awww..thanks Kate!"

19 comments:

Rick Watson said...

Losing parents is tough. My dad went in 86. He was just a few months older than I am today.
Holidays seem to be worse than other days, but like you I think of my folks every day.
R

gin said...

I didn't do a dad's post either. my dad passed last year, and it would have been sad to write a memory of him on one day of the year. I think of him everyday and wish he was still here. And, cute drawing looks just like you two.

betty said...

Cute picture of the two of you; great tribute to your dad. Always hard to lose a parent; I lost my dad when I was 18 months old, no memories here except what my mom told me about him (which was a lot, just wish I had my own memories).

betty

acorn hollow said...

my dad died in 1975 and I do think of all he missed. I never got a spanking from my Dad either I am not sure I got one from my mother either she would threaten but I really don't remember any.
As you know we had a great Father's day with our grandbabe.
Cathy

Julia said...

Your dad sounds like he was a great dad and he did a great job.
I don't ever remember being spanked by my dad. I was very mindful of his warnings and never got punished by him.

I never posted about my dad either but at least you made a post on him being a great dad today.

My way of remembering my dad was to take care of the rose bush I planted in his honor and weed it. He so loved roses.

Hugs,
JB

B. WHITTINGTON said...

Lovely post Yaya. I didn't do a Father's day post either. The holiday this year was hard without my husband and the girl's dad. No celebrating. My granddaughter and I went to dinner to celebrate her graduating soon from the police academy. I'm recovering from an illness and haven't been around much. I love the picture. Whoever did it did an excellent job. Hugs to you.

Shady Del Knight said...

Hi, dear YaYa! Hey, where did you get that cool caricature sketch? I love it! My parents had one, too. It was drawn by a local artist while they were vacationing in Hawaii. They had it framed and hung it on the wall of our subterranean game room.

I'm sorry Father's Day brings you a twinge of sadness, dear friend. I'm in the same boat with both parents dead and gone. Thank goodness for the plethora of happy and funny memories we collected over the years.

I can tell your father was a fine man. My dad never spanked me either. He taught me a non-aggressive, nonviolent way of life and I will always thank him for that.

Happy belated Father's Day to all the dads in your family including Jordan, Eddy's daddy!

111 LaLa Lane said...

Hey Ms. Lady.....your Spring is shaping up very nicely. Loved the tribute to your dad. Something tells me you are the life of the party just like he was. I didn't post about Father's Day either....Daddy's birthday was the end of May and wrote about him then. What a gift to have had great father's that have left such an indelible influence on us.

Munir said...

Such a nice tribute to your Dad. Also please wish a belated father's day to your hubby as well as yourself.
I hope that all is well with you. A lot of the bloggers have slowed down a bit. I am sure that before you know you will be writing wholesome blogs again.
I like that pencil sketch.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I didn't do a Father's Day post either. Kind of a complicated relationship with my dad :) you dad sounds like he was a great man. I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

Kay G. said...

Oh, I just kind of mentioned Father's Day in my post "For He's A Jolly Good Fellow" and I noticed that I didn't even mention my wonderful Dad!
It's a bit hard for me to write about the people that I care the very most about, but I hope that I show them!
Love the caricatures of you and your hubby. Man, they just cannot make you look bad, girl, you are just TOO cute! xx

Sush said...

Hey Girl, Hey! Sorry I've been MIA and not for just a week. I didn't post on Father's Day or anything I think since March…BUT we have had the WEDDING and I am working towards getting my life back. As the Grammas we are that doesn't mean a lot, lol. Now all the kids that have been putting off requests for babysitting are calling in droves! Not a bad assignment though! This weekend is our Katie's baptism and I may or may not have some time after that. Went back a few and your yard looks gorgeous! Hugs to you…Dad's fill a special part in our heart wherever the are…xoxox

Weekend-Windup said...

That's true. Dad is one of the most important person in each ones life.

Stacy Crawford said...

Love the characature

Christina said...

I think that's awesome that you have such great memories of your dad. I know my kids will, too because Casey is a fantastic daddy. :)By the way, does Jack really call you Kate?

Nonnie said...

It's sad to think of all the kids who haven't been as fortunate to have a loving father in their lives as we have. Not a day goes by that I don't think about my parents in some way.
You are one of the very fortunate to have Superman for your Dad and lots of fun, too.
(My Dad did spank me, however, I deserved every one.)

In My Wild Eden said...

I'm glad you have great memories of a wonderful father. I wish all kids had superman dads. I am thankful for my superman dad and my superman husband. Thanks for sharing.

B. WHITTINGTON said...

YAYA,
Just read your comment about my story Dear Anne: Love letters from Nam. Glad you liked it.
It's one of the stories from my heart as I had family who were in the war. Thanks for telling me about your brothers. I'm happy they are enjoying life. So many who came home had problems going forward.
Thanks to you too for thinking of me. Hugs, B

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