It’s been a year since the last time I participated in One Day in December. This year, the one year anniversary of his passing, I’m going to be joyful. I’m spending my day remembering my sweet daddy and sharing the joy of his life and his actions with you.
It’s been a year since the last time I participated in One Day in December. It was mere days before my dad passed away and I used that opportunity to reflect on how his unexpected illness had dramatically changed our entire year. This year, the one year anniversary of his passing, I’m going to be joyful. I’m spending my day remembering my sweet daddy and sharing the joy of his life and his actions with you.
One Day in December: Remembering
- My dad loved women. He was the original feminist. He truly believed that women were the greater gender and there was nothing they could not do. His daughters and granddaughters knew how to build houses, work on cars, pull electric cable, hunt, fish, field dress their kill, and throw a
- He loved telling a pregnant woman how beautiful she looked. He was excited that he got to be at the birth of several of his grandchildren. He was a great birthing partner.
- My dad was really, really hard of hearing. But he came to every single one of my choir concerts and every play or musical is was in. And he always brought me a pink carnation.
- When he was dating my mom, my dad used to send her red roses + one extra rose for each of “his” girls. Their first date was taking us to watch “Sleeping Beauty”.
- Every Valentine’s Day, my dad carefully picked out a card for each of us girls. He took care to get a special one for each of us and would sign the inside. I still have every single one he gave me.
- Every Christmas my dad sang along to all the Christmas carols. He was truly awful. Never on tune, always either behind or ahead, and he messed up the words to every song. But he always sang along.
Thank you for indulging me on this day. Please be sure to follow all the One Day in December participants and spread the holiday cheer. Check out Layla's post over on her blog from yesterday and tune in tomorrow for Allie’s take.