It’s still strange for me, the absense of my father. I keep waiting for that distinctive sound he made when he would clear his throat or having him poke his head in the living room when he would have a commercial on the television in the other room.
I guess I’m just feeling a bit melancholy tonight because my trip is coming to and end and soon I will have to say goodbye to my family. I’m never one that does well with goodbyes and I know I will shed some tears over the next day or two.
The airport drop off routine was always the same when my Dad was alive. He was always the one to drop me off, just him and I. I’d always have tears rolling down my face for at least 2 or 3 miles before we actually arrive at the airport. He knew this and would only ask questions where a nod was enough of an answer or he’d ask no questions at all. He would take my bag out of the trunk and place it on the curb, give me a hug, make a little small talk. At this point I cannot even look up, I can never say anything because I am a wreck. But I know he knows I love him, so this does not need to be said. A quick hug and off I rush inside.
-the photo is from the movie, “Home for the Holidays.”
Enjoy your last days at home and don’t be sad for leaving. You’ll come back, be happy about this 🙂
Hi Sandy. I think it’s that time of the year when we feel nostalgic and especially think of those that are no longer with us, especially when it’s our parents. Your dad loved you very much (as did mine), so we have a lot to feel grateful for. Wishing you a very happy and healthy New Year.
I’ve just got back from a vacation to home, and I’m feeling just the way you mentioned in the post…miserable… :'(
Sandy, my heart goes out to you. I can ony imagine how you feel. Big ((HUGS)) to you!!
I can only say how much you are loved and missed when not here.
Always in our hearts.
Love this one!
My cousin recommended this blog and she was totally right keep up the fantastic work!
I missed your blogs so much Sandy,please never stop writing. I enjoy them and they have lifted my spirits in the last 6 or 7 months more than you will ever know.I’m so glad you had time with your family I know your mother treasured this time with you all.I also was sorry about the loss of s special guy. Blew both my kids away. So now get back to your writing any kind just write.
Love Aunt Bettie Lou
This was a nice one! Brought a tear to my eyes! You are such a good person, sounds like your family is just the same!:)