HAPPY FATHER'S DAY ....... BUT, First, let me apologize for reposting this poem, originally done after my Dad passed, July 2014. With Father's Day fast-approaching, I've been waxing sentimental. My parents divorced when I was 12 and, circumstances aside, I missed my Daddy terribly for he was just gone, never came to visit and I never understood why. It is difficult for a child to grow up without either parent, especially for a sensitive one, but once I reached 18, I let my curiosity lead me in a search for him. Eventually, I found, George L. Haynes, Jr. and a surprise Step-Mother, Ruth. Eagerly, we all began the process of rediscovering each other; believing it possible to make up for those lost years. Although, mostly an impossibility, we did our best. I think we managed to get closer than most, succeeding albeit with some bittersweet experiences , but more that were better described as happy -- NO, the silliest -- adventures. I will forever treasure them all, regardless.
6/14/2019 02:40:25 pm
This made me cry. So beautifully written, so many wonderful words. I know your Dad and mine are spending their hours now, however they pass, doing all the things they loved best and watching us from afar. How I wish I had just one more day with my Dad to do all of those things again, to sit with my head on his shoulder and hear his fantastic stories. Thank you for your words.
6/14/2019 09:28:45 pm
How the years pass, but the memories that remain. A dad is a dad even through struggles or good times. We would not be here if not for them. The tears shed for "just one more day" to hear them laugh, give us the dickens for not using manners and knowing all the hard work they did for a dollar. Thank you for this post.
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