What can you say about your father?

@paulsy (1264)
Philippines
July 19, 2007 4:24pm CST
Today is my father's 11th death anniversary. I can still recall the moment I was beside him on his bed before he died. I wailed like I had lost the most important person in my life. My father was a great man. He was strict with all of us his children, but he taught us about life. He was wise and very intelligent. When I was young, I couldn't appreciate the long talks he would give us almost every night after dinner. I would get too sleepy and he would yell at me telling me that I wasn't interested in what he was talking about. I was always afraid to make mistakes as he would scold me just about every mistake that I made. But as I grew up and faced life on my own, I realized how valuable all his teachings were. I realized how fortunate I was to have had a father who never got tired of talking and teaching his children the important things about life. I loved my dad so very much. And I miss him a lot. Wherever he may be right now, if he is listening to me, I'd like to say "thanks, dad... for being a very important part of my life". What about you.. what can you say about your father?
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@darshae (26)
• United States
1 Aug 07
You found an awesome way to pay tribute to your dad. I'm sure he'd be proud of you. My father passed away last year. Unexpectedly and suddenly. We all miss him and the tears still come freqently. But there's smiles and laughter mixed in with the tears. My dad was hardworking and he taught his six kids a great work ethic. He was always there for us (sometimes grumbling about it), but we always knew we could count on Dad. My absolute favorite memory of my Dad was Christmas about 10 years ago. I was having the family dinner at my house and he helped me make the Christmas dinner. When I was growing up, he didn't do anything in the kitchen except eat. So this has always been a special memory to me. Thanks for allowing me to share with you.
@paulsy (1264)
• Philippines
1 Aug 07
We all have fond memories to share about our fathers. Remembering them warms our hearts and makes us feel like they're still within our midst. Thank you for sharing... I hope the memories didn't bring you to tears all over again like it does to me all the time.
• United States
2 Aug 07
Yes, it brought me to tears again, but they were tears that needed to be shed. That's okay. They were happy tears.
@happymommy3 (2013)
• United States
1 Aug 07
Ohhh, I am sorry to hear that. I can't imagine losing my father but I know it can happen one day. What I remember the most about my dad up untill this day is what a hard working man he was and still is. He has always taught us that you have to work hard in life if you want to get things out of life. Whether it be finacially or just working emotionally for your family and spouse. I think my father has always taught us that life doesn't have to be so complicated. We were never rich growing up but weren't dirt poor either but we had our hard times and my dad always made life fun no matter what we had. He always taught us the importance of family and sticking together through the rough times and the good. I think now that I have my own family I realize that I can enjoy the simpleist things in life and always make time for my family no matter how busy I may think I am, and I thank my dad for that.
@paulsy (1264)
• Philippines
1 Aug 07
Sounds like you've got such a great dad! You're so lucky to still have him with you. You've still got all the opportunity to tell him everything you want to tell him. I think he's such a lucky father too, for having a very grateful daughter like you...God bless you!
• United States
19 Jul 07
i lost my dad almost 13 yrs ago when i was 14 and it still devastates me to think about it, out of all my siblings i was the closest to him especially since i was the oldest. he by no means was a perfect dad but i looked up to him and loved him with every thing i had and i still do.im so thankful that he left me with some very great memories of special times just he and i shared . he will always be loved and missed!!
@paulsy (1264)
• Philippines
20 Jul 07
sigh*..Don't you just wish our fathers could hear us right now?
@doweili (12)
• Singapore
1 Aug 07
my dad left me when i was 3 years which was 15 years ago. till now i have no good memorise about him.