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Sunday, June 17, 2012

My Dad, My Hero

My Dad, My Hero

You were my hero, the one who could fix everything.
Using glue, duct tape, tools, mechanical expertise…
And a lot of love.

I admired your strength and your character.
A relationship with God, honesty, integrity, wisdom, ethics…
And a lot of love.

You were my rescuer and role model.
Always there for me, patient, kind, ready with advice, supportive…
And a lot of love.

Your grandchildren loved you so much.
Playing with them, babysitting, supporting their activities…
And a lot of love.

You left this world far too soon.
Nothing to prepare us, a hole in our hearts, an empty place at the table…
And a lot of love.

No one knows how much I miss you each day.
Eight long years, wanting to phone you, needing to talk to you, craving a hug…
And a lot of love.

Happy Father's Day in Heaven, Daddy.  I love you and miss you!

I'm linking up with Sunday Scribblings where the prompt is "Parent."

11 comments:

  1. So beautiful Diana...wonderful tribute, our dads were the same...my dad even wore a shirt like that!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  2. It doesn't matter when they go, there is still so more you want to say to them.

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  3. You were obviously blessed with a wonderful father, and lots of love. We hold those memories in our hearts forever, and yes, we miss our Dads being here with us every single day, though I believe they are close by and watching over us! HUGS

    ~Josie Two Shoes~
    Two Shoes In Texas 

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  4. I will bet that you can look to the sky and see a smiling father sitting on a cloud. I know he has seen this and is as proud as if he were in your living room beaming with love and devotion.

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  5. beautiful post ... it's hard missing someone.

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  6. I'm with you. My father is my hero too. He's alive and fine now. But one by one his friends pass away. And it's killing me thinking one day he will :'(

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  7. Awwww Beautiful post. You never get over the loss of your daddy!

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  8. Beautiful tribute. Those that highlight integrity and love are the truest hope for fatherhood, glad that you had that. :) Many blessings.

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  9. wow, how great to be able to call your dad your hero

    defining mama one

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