Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Life 101

You would have liked my Dad. He was funny. He made us laugh every time we talked to him. He was famous for the one liner. Quick wit.

But funny was just a small part of who he was. He was without a doubt the hardest worker I've ever seen in my life. His philosophy was that if you were going to pay him to do a job, he was going to give you 110% for the money. And he did. My work ethic is for sure a true testament to being raised by him and my mother who was also a very loyal, devoted, and hard working employee.

He was a devoted father and grandfather. He never missed a sporting event. He was our biggest fan. He believed in us. He thought we were the best even when we weren't.

He took care of my mother. He stepped up to the plate when the roles needed to be reversed. He cooked and cleaned and ran errands after years and years of being the pampered one.

Our children are devastated. Their children will never know him which is so sad.

Really. You would have liked my dad.

I'm going to miss him so much.

My Dad
October 14th, 1927 - February 7, 2007

11 comments:

LisaBe said...

oh, hols, i'm so sorry! i cannot imagine what you must be going through right now. i dread this day in my life. he sounds like an amazing man. everyone should be so lucky to have someone in their life like that. i'm so sorry you've lost him.

SJ said...

Holly, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad! Sounds like he was indeed a wonderful man, and it sounds like you have many great memories of him to share with your grandkids. My sympathies to you and your family.

Yvonne said...

Holly,

I'm so, so sorry!! :(
Many hugs to you.

Yvonne

Donna said...

Here are some more cyber hugs coming at you. I'll be keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Cheryl said...

Holly, I am so sorry. I know how you are feeling. Many Blessings to you and your family and strength and peace of mind in the coming days.

shell said...

Dear Holly,
I am so very sorry- prayers are being said for you and your family. The world has lost a great man.
If you need anything- I am only a phone call away.
Knitterly Huggs.

Carol said...

Holly,

I am so sorry to hear about your dad!! Peace be with you.

LaurieG said...

Holly, I'm so sorry for your loss. All my sympathies to you and your family. Remember the good things, look at some pictures, talk and cry. I'll keep you all in my prayers.

minijaxter said...

holly my heart goes out to you and your family in this sad time.

lots of hugs to you.

Rose said...

Dear Holly, I am sorry for your loss....it's wonderful that you have such fond memories of your dad. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time. I'll pray that you hold on to happy thoughts of him.

Katy said...

Delurking to say that I'm so sorry for your loss.

You and your family are in my prayers .