Wednesday, August 13, 2008

My Dad


Losing my mom was devastating.  How do you live without your mom?  But I can't even begin to imagine losing a soulmate.  My heart breaks for my sweet dad.  He has been through so much this year.  He was about to celebrate his 40th anniversary with his sweetheart that he fell in love with as a young boy.  They have such a neat love story but that is for another post.
For now I just want my dad to know how much I love and care for him.  He is enduring this well.   He has stepped in as the mom and dad for his children and the grandma and grandpa for his grandchildren.  He is strong!!  
Thanks dad for being such a great example to me and to my family.  I truly look up to you.  We will get through this.  You will get through this.
I love you Dad!!

11 comments:

Debbie said...

You are right about his strength. We all love him and are proud of him during this so very hard time.

amy said...

My mom and dad would have celebrated their 40th anniversary last week, it's true how dads take on both roles. Aren't dads amazing!

Kelli said...

Awww...I would love to for you to post their story. I know this must be so hard for him. I'll keep him in my prayers too.

Melissa said...

Your poor dad. That has got to be so hard for him.

Dawn said...

I second everything Manda said.

Dad, you are an amazing man. You always have been but we are recognizing it more now.

Thanks for calling us and making sure we are alright, even on the days you wonder if you will be alright.

I love you so much!!

Heather @ A Boy, A Girl, A Pug said...

What a heartfelt post. My heart breaks for all of you. You are continously in my thoughts and prayers.

Leslie said...

hi amanda,
you know what? i didn't know until today that your mom had passed away. i have been out of town and not checking blogs for a few weeks... so i wanted to write how sorry i am. you will be in my prayers, you and your family. i am so so so very sorry.
be strong.
with love and prayers...
leslie *

the clements family said...

You are an amazingly strong person! I can tell from everything I have read and have been told you have an amazing family also. That is great for you all to be able to lean on one another. I think about you often. We missed you this morning.

Shauna said...

I think we have all thought about your dad through all of this. We hope he is doing ok and pray for him.

Kami said...

He has so much strength. We are thinking of him and all of you.

Kristine said...

What a man, it gives hope for all men to see his strength and long suffering spirit!