Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Four years ago

Dad died:
One of my two favorite sayings goes The longest journey a man will ever take is the eighteen inches from his head to his heart.  I can attest to the truth of that, and say that St. Christopher doesn't watch over that particular journey.  But my Dad did.

I still think about him every day. James Zachary left a comment that predicted this:
It is a hurt that will not soon end.
Sure is.

8 comments:

OldAFSarge said...

Well said, BP. I remember that you lost your Dad a year after my own Dad had passed.

Still hurts, always will. You have my thoughts and prayers.

Walter Zoomie said...

My old man died 13 years ago.
I still think of him nearly every day.

Go easy, my man. You are good people.

Guffaw in AZ said...

My own Father was extremely flawed. But I do believe he loved me.
I lost him in 1977, when I was 24.

I am sorry for your loss.

gfa

ProudHillbilly said...

The fact that losing parents is the natural norm does not mean that we aren't forever changed when it happens. We adapt, as we are built to, but we are changed.

ProudHillbilly said...

The fact that losing parents is the natural norm does not mean that we aren't forever changed when it happens. We adapt, as we are built to, but we are changed.

drjim said...

My Dad passed away in 1991, and I'll always miss him.

We butted heads a lot, but now that I'm a parent, I realize he was just trying to help me avoid mistakes and the pain that can come with them.

Chickenmom said...

My Dad has been gone for 18 years and my Mom for 15 now. The gut wrenching pain of losing parents goes away after time, but the ache in your heart of missing them never does. And never will.

Brigid said...

Here's to your Dad - a fine man that set the bar high for you to follow. And you have.