Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy Father's Day!

It's been another year since I first used this blog to put up a post for Father's Day. Though my Dad has not been around for about 9 years, I still miss him very much. I have lots of memories of the things we did together, just you and me, Dad! It's like it was only yesterday that I went with you to Yut Kee for brunch...enjoying our chicken chop together. And how you use to wait for me downstairs if I was coming back late. I could see you from afar standing with your arms akimbo. Short of holding a shotgun, hahaha.....

How you used to pack goodies for your three kids each time you came back from work. I was so happy when you loved the big belt buckle with a Red Indian and the words Geronimo on it (which you wore proudly). I got it for your birthday from Central Market back in 1987, you made me so happy by simply showing me that you loved it. There are so many things I recall but I guess I will write them out in my own time. Dad, you might not have known it then but you really did make my days brighter.....each and every single day! Even thinking about you nowadays makes me smile...but sometimes I tear, recalling the happiness you gave me and then feeling sad for the fact that you are not here with me. I love you Dad! Happy Father's Day!

"Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a Dad" - Anne Geddes



26 comments:

Dr ve Thru said...

My eyes are filling up with tears as I read this post. Thinking of you, FH and Ilene who are all missing daddy on Father's day.

What a lovely photo. Your mum is so beautiful. Are you the smaller girl or the taller one?

catsndogs said...

Happy father's day ....
i'm sure ur dad will proud of you seeing your achievement now :).

Firehorse said...

((Hugzzzz)) Beautiful post, he is with you wmw, he'll always be with you as you keep him alive in that warm heart of yours.

mama bok said...

Such a sweet post..!

jason said...

Kah jie, I'm sure your dad is very proud of you. Happy Father's Day. *hugs*

Keropok Man said...

Touching post today.


pssss. you should try chicken feet. they are delicious! ;-)

lyn said...

Yup, agree that your dad will be proud of you! Wah, you so cutie-pie leh! (not that you are not now!!!) heheeheee!

wmw said...

dr ve thru : I'm the youngest of the three. ;o)


catsndogs, jason & lyn : Thanks for saying so...

firehorse : Yes, he is always in my heart :o)

mama bok : Thanks to the blogging world, I'm able to put down my thoughts...

keropok man : Hahaha....maybe one day soon!

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

thanks for reminding us of the importance of family. it's so easy for us to take our parents for granted. I know you miss your dad. *Hugs*

Precious Pea said...

WMW, your father will forever be around you, in your HEART. :)

UnkaLeong said...

:'(

Uncle would have been proud :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

like i said b4..dads are the most under rated ppl in the world..

oh yeah..im starting up another blog..but as you know my dad reads my blog so im indirectly advertising it elsewhere..hahah

www.belowthetigger.blogspot.com

its more vulgar then nipples i swear..haha

babe_kl said...

aww this is very sweet

Tummythoz said...

So sentimental ..

MeiyeN said...

sobzz.... got so touched! :(

wmw said...

lyrical lemongrass : We all need to be reminded now and then. It's easy for us to forget...

Precious Pea : Yeah, must be why I'm so much like him :o)

Unkaleong : I wish at times that he was around long enough to see our success and for him to enjoy us pampering him back :(

joe : No more P.S(es), hahaha

babe_kl, meiyen & tummythoz : Remember, cherish each and every day!

Xiu Long Bao said...

yalor. so sentimental. Not to my chinaman dad.

wonda said...

A sweet and loving family photo. I have no father nor father-in-law now but they are in our hearts.

Sze said...

what an awesome photograph!

Jackson said...

Wow...great write up! Im so proud of u!!

fatboybakes said...

these days, i cant read anything pertaining to father children or watch any movie with father daughter relationships without turning all slobbery and soppy.

sob sob sob....

wmw said...

xiu long bao : I actually talked with my parents, especially my dad a lot....changed him into my friend and dad instead of just being dad. Try it!

wonda : Yes, we can keep the memories alive in our hearts.

sze : Yah, such photographs are priceless!

jackson : Thanks...

FBB : I'm a softie....moved easily. So, all sad things will get me all teary eyed!

Kenny Mah said...

My dear, thank you for sharing this about your Dad. Like everyone else, I am tearing up now and thanking God I still have my Dad around still. I want to be a better son and spend more time with Mom & Dad, not just on certain days of the year.

You made me realise that once they are gone, all I will have are memories, and I'm not ready for that yet.

I miss my Grandad so much, and it's over ten years already since he left us. Time takes away so much from us, but it makes it all the more important that we hold on to what we have while we still have it.

I guess I'm rambling now, so I better stop now. But thank you. *big hug*

wmw said...

Kenny : Glad to know this post is doing some good, reminding us all :o)

Big Boys Oven said...

Dear wmw, as what firehorse, he will always be with you. Me too I miss my dad truely, 2years now since he passed away.

wmw said...

bigboysoven:That's what we all can do, keep their memories alive...