Thursday, July 05, 2007

Dad, It's Been 9 Years ...

I sometimes imagine that you're still here with us and how I'll be going around with you on our usual food escapades! :o) I can just picture us, but instead of hopping onto a bus to go downtown, I'll be able to drive you around. You probably won't have the patience and will start eating your food before I can snap a pic of it though, ha ha ha...Oh, you missed out on your favourite and latest James Bond's adventure; Casino Royale was so good! (though you might not share my excitement, you know, the little squeals from me when Daniel Craig walked on the beach in his sexy trunks, showing off his sexy body). LOL! Oh, and you gave me a sign again while I was on the road earlier. There was this car in front of me with your initials...I haven't seen a car registration with your initials for quite a while now, till just now.

But I do know that you are glad to know and see that your kiddos are doing well in life. Living our lives well and happy, that would be how you want us to be and that is what we can be for you. It's hard at times, as I wish that you are here...I want to tell you how much I love you Dad and will always do. It was hard to let you go but in time, I understood that I had to as I truly love you and it was better for you to start your new life knowing that we were okay. All things happen for a reason...I knew that the day I let you go and that in return makes me happy as I know you've been smiling down at us ever since.

24 Dec 1930 - 5 July 1998

Your Smile Is On Our Minds
Your Laughter Rings Through Our Hearts
Your Love Remains In Us
Even Though We Are Apart
- wmw

Loving & Missing You, Always...
Mom, Your Kiddos, Your Kiddos-In-Law & Your Kiddos' Kiddos


*****


Back when I was a child
Before life removed all the innocence
My father would lift me high
And dance with my mother and me and then

Spin me around till I fell asleep
Then up the stairs he would carry me
And I knew for sure
I was loved

If I could get another chance
Another walk, another dance with him
I’d play a song that would never, ever end
How I’d love, love, love to dance with my father again

Ooh, ooh

When I and my mother would disagree
To get my way I would run from her to him
He’d make me laugh just to comfort me, yeah, yeah
Then finally make me do just what my mama said

Later that night when I was asleep
He left a dollar under my sheet
Never dreamed that he
Would be gone from me

If I could steal one final glance
One final step, one final dance with him
I’d play a song that would never, ever end
‘Cause I’d love, love, love to dance with my father again

Sometimes I’d listen outside her door
And I’d hear her, mama cryin’ for him
I pray for her even more than me
I pray for her even more than me

I know I’m prayin’ for much too much
But could You send back the only man she loved
I know You don’t do it usually
But Lord, she’s dyin’ to dance with my father again
Every night I fall asleep
And this is all I ever dream

Dance With My Father - Luther Vandross

27 comments:

catsndogs said...

i thinkin if ur father can see wat happen in ur family. he will be proud of u .. i'm sure he will :)

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

It must be hard to think of him today. We're here for you, k.

mama bok said...

It's a lovely tribute to your dad..:) Take comfort knowing that he is in a better place. *hugs*

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

well im sure he would be happy above, glad that you all are still so fondly thinking of him after all these years..u do him proud!..

babe_kl said...

*HUGS*

fatboybakes said...

i teared when i first heard that luther vandross song. when tamyra gray sang it on boston public, i teared again. and i'm almost tearing now reading your tribute to your dad.

jason said...

*Hugs WMW*

Precious Pea said...

*HUG HUG*

Anonymous said...

i lost my dad too when i was 5yr old...now i'm 30, married with 1 kid :)

i think yr dad really very handsome too*blushed*

ann

MeiyeN said...

shed tears reading this... *hugz*

WokandSpoon said...

That was a really lovely and very touching tribute.

Keropok Man said...

Great tribute!

Reminds us to treasure people who are still with us.

Anonymous said...

i happen to view your blog today. its such a lovely tribute you made to you dad. reminds me of mine too.

UnkaLeong said...

*kisses*

wmw said...

To Everyone : Thanks for the words of comfort, the hugs and the kisses.

Pam said...

Hewwo! am sure your Dad misses ALL of you too... But he's as always being Dad, watching after each and everyone of u. Hugssss

Judy said...

Your dad will be very proud of you.
A touching sincere post. Your dad was a very handsome man.

Tummythoz said...

You really do expresse your feelings so well. *Joins in d group hug*

Kok said...

wmw,
I'm sure your dad will hear you. And I'm also sure that he's happy with what you are today. :)

FireHorse said...

We share the same sentiments about our dads, lovely tribute, made me teary as I try not to miss my dad too much as I step into my old home again. This song was playing as I landed after a 17 hour flight for my dad's funeral, till today I can't listen to it without feeling sad.
Come give you HUGS.

team bsg said...

fr yr brief description & poetically touching tribute v apreciate his strong influence shaping how u r what we think u r now ( highly energetic amiably attractively pleasant )& stunning powehouse of any party.
so may u continue to bring happiness to many ( esp to da future "chosen one" )

Jackson said...

Im so proud of you, and i think same goes to yr dad. ANd awiz remember, we, floggers alwiz there for you!!

wmw said...

Once again....thank you for all the kind words.

Lee Ping said...

Dear WMW,

Thanks for this beautiful song. I will dance with my father while he can still dance with me.

I love my father dearly because he has given me the best in life. His sweats and tears is something that I can never fully repay in this life. May this song be a constant reminder to me that life is short and I should appreciate my father now and not tomorrow.

wmw said...

Lee Ping : You're most welcome...we must cherish such days. And remember to always let our loved ones know that we love them!

SteamyKitchen said...

I am tearing because after reading your beautiful words and listening to the soulful song I feel very close to God and just feeling wonderfully human.

xoxo
jaden

Lee Ping said...

Will do.