All In A Frump Day

>> Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I am in a frump today. I have been feeling out of sorts and couldn't really put my finger on it. Then after emailing a dear friend back and forth I figured it out. My dad's birthday is today and I miss him very much. He passed away some years ago and I miss him dearly. I was a daddy's girl. I remember loving my dad so much. He would come to breakfast in his white undershirt to breakfast and I would do the same to be like him. He would eat till his belly was rounded and pat it and would copy him in this. I followed him around and LOVED watching him build and remodel the house I grew up in. I was fascinated by all he could do with his tools and wood and building supplies. I also loved that he carved and loved all the things he made. I thought he was the smartest man ever.


Jenn4him February 2, 2011 at 2:38 PM  

Aww, it's so hard, missing our family who have gone before us. At least you realize what this is and can care for yourself tenderly. That's a great picture. You even look like him. (((hugs)))

Anonymous February 2, 2011 at 2:51 PM  

Sorry you are dealing with a day like this. Your dad sounds like he was a great dad. What precious memories. :)


Sharity February 2, 2011 at 2:53 PM  

aww, Mary, sorry you are in a frump. I hope those good memories will help put a smile on your face. Praying you will feel the Heavenly Father's closeness to you right now.


Canadagirl February 2, 2011 at 2:57 PM  

jenn that is my mom and dad about 18 yrs ago. *grin*

Kidcraze February 2, 2011 at 4:40 PM  

(((Hugs))) Mary!
Tomorrow would have been my Grandmother's birthday. I am missing her, too. Thankful that we have such amazing people to remember and cherish in our hearts.

Shani February 2, 2011 at 5:17 PM  

Oh, sweet Mary, happy birthday to your dear father!!!! I'm so very sorry he's not still here with you, but so very happy that you have such loving and cherished memories. It's obvious you treasured him as your earthly father. (((hugs))) I hope you celebrate the day by telling wonderful stories to your boys about your dad - and why not make a cake to celebrate his gift of life? I'll say a nice little prayer for you and your dad tonight before bed... be comforted, dear friend and faithful daughter. (((HUGS)))

Anonymous February 2, 2011 at 6:02 PM  


I can relate tyour sadness.

I lost my father October 11, 2007 to lung cancer. I wasn't as close to my father as you were, but I still miss him. When he first passed, I would still think he would be "coming back," although I knew he wouldn't. I still get upset around October, because that is when he passed.

It also makes me sad that now my mom is a widow. I wish she didn't have to be alone.

Well Mary, one day we will each see our daddys again in heaven, and I am sure they will welcome us with open arms. :)


-Lady Rose

Illinois Lori February 2, 2011 at 8:52 PM  

Hi Mary-Girl :-)

I am so sorry that this is a sad day...what a beautiful post about your Daddy! I'm a daddy's girl, too. It's hard to see him in "decline," yet I am so grateful to still have him here with me.

I love that photo...I'd have to see more pics of your dad to know if you resemble him, but I sure see a resemblance with your mom!

We are dug out, and hopefully the streets are now plowed, too...Bryan is scheduled to work at Kline Creek Farm in the morning. Wind chills are 30 below zero Fahrenheit (not sure what that would be celsius), so we have long johns and heavy layers set out for him to wear. Lambs are being born even now...poor things! But that's how it is.

God bless you as you remember your Dad with such longing. I can only imagine.


Anonymous February 2, 2011 at 8:58 PM  

Oh Mary, I am so sorry. I know how you feel though. Both of my parents have gone home and I miss them so badly it hurts, sometimes. Try keeping a journal of sorts...writing down your memories and feeling, helps me. Besides, it would be an awesome gift to hand down to your grandchildren.

Grace & Peace

Sandpiper February 2, 2011 at 9:30 PM  

At least you have such fond memories to comfort you. Sounds like you had a special relationship.

Christine February 3, 2011 at 7:32 AM  

Mary, your comments hit close to home, as I watch my parents age. I love them both so much, and my dad is so special to me, his only daughter. The bestest man ever, in my little girl eyes he could do no wrong, it was always "whatever my dad says." I believed him. He was always there.

I treasure the time that I have with him (and my mom!) now more than ever. Precious memories.

Love and hugs to you today,

Debbie February 3, 2011 at 5:02 PM  

I came from Simple Pleasures to read your frump day post. I wasn't expecting this.

Oh friend, I can relate to everything you wrote. I feel that way on my dad's birthday every year, and I feel the way you expressed about HIM every day.

Angel Wings and Apron Strings... February 3, 2011 at 8:14 PM  

Oh Mary,
I feel your heart!
My Dad passed away in January, 22 years ago, but it feels like it was just yesterday!
May the love of Jesus cradle your pain and bring you His sweet peace today.

Anonymous February 4, 2011 at 6:38 PM  

(((Hugs))) dear one! Your memories you wrote are just so special...brought tears to my eyes. I don't have that type of relationship with my Dad but I treasure it all the same.

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