Hi there, Dad
Today marks 19 years since you left. Thinking of you with love as I reflect how much we do have in common, though I look more like mom.
We both love….
~ coffee & tea. When I was young you used to pour the coffee into the saucer cos the coffee was too hot. Oh, how I loved to drink from the saucer then.
~ snacks. We love to snack while watching the television.
~ music. We love Elvis Presley and we both love to sing.
~ animals. Thank you for all the pets you had brought home. I had dogs, bunnies, cats, fishes, tortoise though mom was not that enthusiastic then about having pets at home.
We were both good drivers and we admire antique and fancy cars. (I still like to drive a manual car).
We have a great sense of humour.
We have a lot of patience. (But I think my patience is wearing thin since the day I got married, Dad. LOL!)
You were not a perfect dad. You made mistakes and you had flaws.
And you had your fair share of trials and tribulations during your life journey here.
But that’s okay, Dad. What’s important is that you were real, you did the best you could and your love was unconditional.
Thank you, Dad for being real and for being you – a simple, humble, kind, honest and generous person.
Much love and hugs, Pat
“No matter your flaws or shortcomings,
– Andrea Miller
“You are imperfect,
you are wired for struggle,
but you are worthy of love and belonging.”
― Brené Brown
“Born to be real, not perfect.”
“I don’t have to be perfect.
All I have to do is show up and enjoy the messy,
imperfect and beautiful journey of my life.
It’s a trip more wonderful than I could have imagined.”
– Kerry Washington
“To be beautiful means to be yourself.
You don’t need to be accepted by others.
You need to accept yourself.”
“As if you were on fire from within.
The moon lives in the lining of your skin.”
― Pablo Neruda
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“Imperfections are not inadequacies;
they are reminders that we’re all in this together.”
― Brené Brown
Maybe this year,
we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives…
not looking for flaws, but for potential.
– Ellen Goodman