Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day.....

This handsome man is my father. Believe it or not, he's 72 in this picture. To say I miss him is a huge understatement. He was such a good man and I was so very lucky to have him for my father. You can't really tell here but his eyes were intensely blue and my grandson has those same blue eyes.

He was a hard worker and a veteran of WWII. He supported his widowed mother for 35 years, up until her death. He and my mother had a wonderful marriage and after she died, he looked at me one day and said something I'll never forget. He said that he felt like a bird with a broken wing. How romantic and deep is that!

So, Daddy.....even though I haven't been able to hug you for 20 years, you know that today I'm thinking of you stronger than usual and I know that you knew you were loved. Thank you for everything you did for me and for your sage words. I live by those words to this day. Thank God for men like you.

11 comments:

Florida Sue said...

Oh Val, you can really see the resemblance. What a handsome fellow. He obviously was a man of valor and integrity, and you must be so happy in knowing that you had such a wonderful role model. Thanks for sharing this.

XOSue

Dear Liza said...

Beautiful. The man---and his daughter.

Hugs.

fiwa said...

Oh Val, what a beautiful post. You can see the goodness in his face - what a good looking man.

Love you -
fiwa

KayDee said...

What a lovely man and my goodness, don't you look alike? I'm guessing he'd be really proud of you.

happyone said...

What a great post about your dad. He does indeed sound like a special man.

MA Fat Woman said...

They say the men from WWII were the greatest generation. thanks for sharing.

Margaret said...

Val, your post lets us know how much you loved your Father! When we aren't able to hug them, there is pain, but by writing in such a devoted fashion as you have done, shows the respect for him. He indeed is a handsome gentleman! Thank you for sharing his picture and telling us about him and what he meant to you and the family...
Huggles...
Margaret...

forsythia said...

Just looking at him, you can tell he was a good man.

SOUL: said...

i was gonna say you looked alike but i was beat to it-- but you sure do-


very well written. he must have been a great man, and a great dad.

just like you-- well , you're not a dad-- but you know what i mean.
great dads make great people-
and that's what you are. :))

love ya lady
me

Cheryl said...

How lucky you were to have a man like this for your father. You can see how kind he was. What a face.

Send me your addy and I'll send you something back :)

Joy Des Jardins said...

I'm late to reading this post Val...but what a beautiful one it is; and what a beautiful man your dad was. It says it all in his face. My dad had one of those faces too.

Thank God indeed for men like your father....you were very blessed, as I felt I was.