He made me cry!
November 22, 2017 8:42pm CST
At least they were tears of appreciation! As most of you know Thanksgiving in America is tomorrow, and my family will be out of town (dad is going to new wife's family 1 1/2 hrs. away; sister with inlaws). I'll be just fine watching football with my dog, Annabelle. I have stuff for a nice salad, and I planned to buy a ready baked chicken. Turkey is the main meat served on Thanksgiving, but it's easier and cheaper to buy a small, ready made chicken. I wasn't feeling well, but I headed to the closest supermarket. For reasons I won't go into, I couldn't go into the store. So, I headed to the next closest supermarket. Their ovens were out! So I headed home without a chicken. I talked to my dad this evening, and he asked if I had bought my chicken. I talked all week about buying that stupid chicken. So I told him I hadn't, explained why, and wished him and his wife a happy Thanksgiving. About an hour later who showed up at my apartment with a ready cooked chicken? My dad did. He also came with my current favorite fruit, a new melon I tried a few weeks aho, a Summer Kiss melon. So I cried. He said you're welcome, but he's not much about people thanking him. He loves to do stuff for people, but isn't comfortable with praise. When is the last time you cried for a good reason?
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What a very sweet and kind father you have. That would have made me cry too. Our son made me sniffle last Friday night when he face-timed with me. My husband was working late, and our daughter-in-law was napping (after work) so it was just our son and I chatting-like we've done for so many tens of thousands of hours over the course of his lifetime. And she said some really sweet things to me. Like he's known to do, and I give thanks each and every day for him, and the relationship that we share, but he still amazes me. Have a Happy Thanksgiving, I know that your Dad's unselfish act of kindness is another thing that you will be giving thanks for.
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
That was so awesome of your dad to do that! The last time I cried for a good reason was when someone at the pool told me how much they admired me for all I put myself through in trying to lose weight, as she knows the physical problems I have. It had me in tears.