Monday, July 27, 2009

A Blue Day in West Michigan

My Dad and my brother Rick with me and the kids in December 1999

It's hard to believe it has been a year ago today that my dad passed away, I've been in a blue mood since I awoke this morning. I think the reason it's been so hard for me is that we only saw my dad once a year since 2000 when we moved out here, so, in the back of my mind I still expect him to be there in out in New Jersey. I can still hear him saying "Hey Chrissy!" when I would call him on the phone....man oh man, I really, really miss him and my mom too.

For those out there that still have your parent(s), treasure them and your time together, and don't make the mistake I did, of thinking you had plenty of time to talk about all the things you wanted to talk about with them, and asking questions that you might need answered. At least I know my Dad knew of my love for him...so that's some consolation. My Mom and I parted after having words before she passed away, which is spite of the circumstances, I still regret deeply this day over 20 years later.

2 comments:

David Louis Harter said...

Chris,

Thank you for sharing your personal feelings. THe post is powerful and evocative.

- David

Chris said...

David - Thank you my friend!