Today marks the 82nd anniversary of my father’s birth. There are certain days in life that each of us remember and usually those are your own wedding anniversary, your kids birthday’s, sometimes the divorce if applicable, your spouse’s birthday and your parents anniversary. But I tend to remember more days than should be allowed. If I think hard I can run down most of the anniversaries on my family tree, or the birthdays of certain celebrities or the day they died and I remember the days that certain things went down in history that should otherwise be irrelevant.
Most of us however tend to forget the birthdays of our parents but I don’t and seeing the internet seems to reach the far beyond dad wherever you may be in this widespread universe of ours I want you to know how much I miss you. Seeing we never were really close in life until you became ill several years back and with your passing in March of 2009 I didn’t really realize how much you and mom meant to me.
But it’s been in the last few years that I have realized how much family really does mean when you are alone as you get older. I seems as though your own children and family don’t appreciate you anymore. But during this time of year I would like to ask everyone out there to remember, it’s not the gifts that you give to each other that count, it’s the love that you show for each member of your family whether it’s near or far, if you can’t be together pick up the phone and give those nearest and dearest to you a call, or take the time to write them a note letting them know how much they mean to you, for everyone you know has some relevance in you live. And if a love one has passed try to take the time to go to their grave site and place a bouquet of flowers by their side and say a simple prayer that you know when the time comes that you will be reunited in the great universe beyond.
And remember during the saddest times, such as now when everything in life may be collapsing around you due to the economic conditions that we are facing that the memories that we have of each other can and will pull you through the darkest of moments and if you spread a little love and kindness, our “Father “will bless each of you in time. Just remember you never know when those closest to you will be taken away.
And Dad even though you are gone now, I know you are watching over me so here’s a belated Happy Birthday. And to those of you in the Yahoo Contributors Network thank you for reading what I have posted seeing I’ve only been on this site a short time and may your holidays be the best and may the New Year bring you good fortune.
Happy Holidays to all and may God Bless each and everyone out there.