(quote) Lina-796057 said: Jerry, you create some very positive-thinking threads!
My father did not have a lot going for him in the daddy business. He turned 59 two days after I was born, so in many ways, he was like a grandfather than a dad, and an emotionally distant one at that. His own father died when Dad was just an infant, so he never learned how to be a dad. He had Alzheimer's the last 8 years of his life. I was very fortunate to spend some time with him before he died, which was at age 90. And several months after that, I was still grieving, both his death and the loss of ever having had a dad, and feeling sorry for him that his life was not what he had hoped it to be when he was a young man..... and suddenly I felt, well, sort of a presence above and to the side of me. And while I did not see anything specifically with my eyes, I had a sense of my father being there. He was smiling at me, and it felt as though we shared a secret between us. Since that time I have felt peace and a warmth where my dad was concerned. God bless him!
Thank you Lina. Your post is very touching. I'm sure he WAS with you when you felt that! God bless YOU and your DAD~
My Dad had so much going on....I wasn't always close to him. (which was my fault for not seeing what it was like to raise 7) But later in life.....and near the end....he was the greatest.
In fact, the last 15 months were the best I ever had with him. The "respect" factor was still there and....for that matter, still is. But Dad became my best friend those last 15 months. And although he was bearing the grief from the loss of my Mom.....he still was tons of fun....and we enjoyed every moment we had together. He was....and STILL IS my hero~