Father's Day 2011 has come and gone. I attempted to cook Terry one of his favorite meals but he ended up in the kitchen himself. He wanted pinto (soup) beans, fried salmon patties, and corn bread. I baked him a spice cake w/cream cheese frosting (duncan hines)....It really looked quite pitiful! He is so kind and assured me it was delicious.
The kiddos came out to spend time with their dad; I know they both love and appreciate him so much as they should!
I found myself thinking of my dad so many times today. Its days like today that I miss him very much. Holidays, birthday and anniversaries are the most difficult. He's been gone several years now (5 to be exact) and its really hard to believe that I'll never see him again in this physical life.
I find comfort in knowing that he is and always will be a huge part of who I am; I have memories of so long ago....another time when I was a little girl and he was my hero. I would follow him everywhere and stand in his shadow. He called me "Pea". I'm not sure why unless I was so small. I absolutely craved his attention and praise.
He was a tall and lanky man with dark hair and eyes. He told corny jokes and liked to pull pranks on myself and my siblings. He liked to garden; he also liked animals. He always had several dogs it seems. He had chickens and doves. He was dad. His name was Henry. I know he loved me so very much and I am eternally grateful for that.
So, Henry know that your little "Pea" is thinking of you on this Father's Day and giving thanks for having you for my dad. I appreciate you and all you've brought into my life.