Thursday, January 21, 2010

Dear Dad,

63 years ago today, nanny gave birth to you. You were her first born and the light of her life. I heard her talk about you growing up to the point of nauseum when I was little. At the time, I was bored to tears hearing about your childhood. She would go on and on about how you would spend all hours of the night shooting basketball, to the point of bothering the neighbors late into the night. How she was so proud of you as you played basketball in high school and scored 40 points in one single game. Or, about the time your team played the rival team for the state championship in the brand new Municipal Auditorium and it was sold out. You scored 37 points that night and she was so proud. I wish I would have listened harder to the stories so that I could remember all the details.

I feel like I am forgetting little things about you and it is devastating to me. I hear you loud and clear in my dreams, but when I wake up I can't recall what you sounded like, exactly. I wish you were still here to sing your stupid songs that I would always roll my eyes at and make my silly "whatever" sound. I miss you saying, "see ya later, sis" as you did for so many years as you walked out the door. I miss you calling me pola, honeybear, sugarbooger, sissy and all the other names you came up with.

I miss so many things, but mostly I just miss you! I hope that you are playing golf today on your birthday on the most amazing golf course you could have ever dreamed of. I want you to know that I love you and you are remembered on this special day. Love you dad!!! Happy Birthday!

randall 9 months

17 comments:

Marla said...

Awwwwww, sweet post Missy. Happy Birthday to your Daddy in Heaven.

Courtney said...

What a beautiful post.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What a sweet post and beautiful tribute to your Daddy!! He sounded like such a wonderful and fun loving man. Hugs to you girly...... I know this is not an easy day....even though he is not here, I know he is celebrating with you:)

xoxo,

Lisa

a Tonggu Momma said...

Happy birthday to your heavenly Daddy!

Felicia said...

Such a beautiful post. I can only imagine how much you miss him. Hope he's enjoying his heavenly golf game!

Kelly Green said...

HI Missy!! What a sweet blog :) Happy Bday to your Daddy...so lovely your thoughts of him. Sounds like it's been a bit tough there lately. Sorry to have been out of touch...but I've been following! I did want to wish you and your family a happy 2010 as well. Take care!!!
Kelly

Lindy said...

Such a touching post... very sweet!

Norah said...

Beautiful Missy.

Stephani said...

What a sweet post about an amazing man!! I am forever grateful that I had the chance to know and learn so much from him (he taught me the meaning of the word discombobulate...wow, he used that word with us A LOT!!!). I know that he is smiling down on you with such overwhelming joy!! Love you!!!
Steph

rgshrs said...

Aw beautiful post Missy. Thinking of you.

GGAdventures said...

What a beautiful tribute to your dad! I lost my dad eight years ago and I understand the pain. He sounds like a wonderful man. Peace to you and your family on your dad's special day.

Mireille said...

What a beautiful post, I can read so well that you are missing your dad! Hope your day went well! I am sure your dad had a great score :-)

Heather said...

Oh Missy, my heart literally catches when I read this...you sweet girl! Happy Birthday in Heaven to your daddy...the blessing is you KNOW you will see him again and though that may not comfort, it does carry with it a degree of certainty. He walks with you, brings courage and strength, you are carrying him in yourself, your hopes, your dreams and he is part of every one.

Love, Hugs and Prayers
Heather

Super Mommy said...

What a sweet post Missy. Your dad was an adorable baby! Write down everything you remember about him, talk about him often with your family...Hugs girlie

Henley on the Horn said...

Very touching. I am sorry for your loss.

Michelle said...

Sending a big hug your way, Missy!!

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Rhonda said...

Oh Missy, how sweet this is. Your daddy would be proud. He sounds like he was an amazing person. What a legacy of love he left you. That's the best gift a daddy can leave. Thinking about you. ;)
~Rhonda