Wednesday, April 18, 2007

How could I forget?...

There has been something gnawing at me all day.
A very solemn mood. Sad.
I've been trying to zone in on what is causing this,
but I couldn't figure it out until I finally looked at
the calendar. April 18 is my dad's birthday.
He would have been 86 today.

I wrote a post about him last year: "My Father's Eyes"

I think he's been trying to get my attention today...
Happy Birthday, Dad.

11 comments:

kdzu said...

Happy birthday to your dad.
If after I'm dead someone writes something only half as eloquent about me, I'll probably be the proudest person in either paradise or hell.
Just as awesome as when I first read it.

Jean said...

Thank you, Larry. I remember a poem written by your daughter that brought tears to my eyes. You are loved.

Freddie said...

Hard not to listen, innit?

MrsJoseGoldbloom said...

Happy Birthday Jean's Dad.

Valerie - Riding Solo said...

You and I run the same trails often, Jean. Same story, different event.

I have been blue this week and realized that Friday is the anniversary of our first ride/reunion.

Bless you, caring friend.

Jean said...

Freddie - ha... yeah, even for a numbskull like me...:)

Mrs. G - thank you, kind lady.

Val - crossing paths for a reason, I'm sure.

Freddie said...

If you're a numbskull I am too! And proud of it. You make me think about things I WANT to think about.

Jean said...

wow... that's really sweet, Freddie.

Linda Ringwood said...

Jean, words cannot express the beauty of this post! I wish your dad a very happy birthday with all sincerity. And I've read your previous post'My father's eyes';that's amazing!

Jean said...

Linda - thank you... and feel free to browse around!

k said...

Oh, I remember that one well. It's hard to believe it's already another year gone by.

He was a very lucky man, to be so loved by a daughter like you.