Saturday, July 05, 2008

Dad, it's the Big One O!

Gosh, it's been 10 years Dad! When I think of today's date, I will always feel sad at first but then when I remind myself that you have had 10 wonderful years so far in your new paradise, I'm happy for you. You must be having quite a celebration yourself up there! :o)

I've never stopped wondering how it would have been, had you stayed on till present though. I remember that time when I honestly told you that I tried smoking a cigarette for fun (I was 17) and you calmly looked at me and said "I appreciate your honesty but I would appreciate it even more if you didn't try it again". Hehehe! I did really treat you like my best friend. You weren't only my father but my best friend too...I learned this during a seminar today; "When you are your children's best friend, that means you did a great job as a parent". Dad, you did great indeed. Dad, I could not ask for more but rather wished I would have given you more in return, I wished you were still here...

Wishing You Were Here
Though it's been years
Missing You Dearly
Keeping You In My Memory
- wmw





Everything I Own - Bread

You sheltered me from harm
Kept me warm, kept me warm
You gave my life to me
Set me free, set me free
The finest years I ever knew
Were all the years I had with you
And...

(Chorus:)
I would give anything I own
Give up my life, my heart, my home
I would give ev'rything I own
Just to have you back again

You taught me how to love
What it's of, what it's of
You never said too much
But still you showed the way
And I knew from watching you
Nobody else could ever know
The part of me that can't let go
And...

(Repeat chorus)

(Bridge:)
Is there someone you know
You're loving them so
But taking them all for granted?
You may lose them one day
Someone takes them away
And they don't hear
The words you long to say

(Repeat chorus)

Just to touch you once again

11 comments:

Life for Beginners | Kenny Mah said...

Such a sweet memorial, dear. *hugs*

holymookie said...

i remember your dad fondly... he has such a kind gentle manner that will win anyone over. he obviously did a good job as a parent, as i can see it shine in you and your sister. i can't believe that it has been 10 years...

take care and my love to you.

Precious Pea said...

*Hugs*

jason said...

I think that phrase is very meaningful. *hugs

I Cook4Fun said...

What a beautiful tribute to your father and a very meaningful song. Kind of reminds me of my dad who passed away 23 years ago :(

Jun said...

the void can never be filled no matter how long ago our nearest and dearest left us. hope u find inner peace *hugs*

Cynthia said...

So touchingly beautiful. I know that wherever he is, that he's looking down on you with pride.

wmw said...

To Everyone....thank you so much.

Terri @ A Daily Obsession said...

the fact tt ur dad has such a loving duaghter is testimony to his success as a father. *hugs*

mama bok said...

Wow..!! what a tribute..!! your dad would be glowing.. :) awesome kid.. he would say.. :)

wmw said...

terri & mama bok : Thanks so much!