Thursday, June 16, 2011

For my daddy. . .

He was a man's man. He loved fishing. He loved sports. And most of all, he loved his family. He was very proud of being able to support us. I remember one time mother suggested that she might get a job to help out financially. My daddy said absolutely not, that he could take care of his family. He was the finest man I have ever known or ever hope to know. He was daddy to my sister, Myra, and I, "Pop" to his grandchildren and greatgrandchildren, and Dibb to his friends. He took care of my mother night and day for ten years when she was ill with Parkinson's Disease. That is just the kind of man he is. I love you, daddy!

I have two sons with families of their own. They are both wonderful daddies carrying on in the tradition of Pop. God bless our daddies everywhere and Happy Father's Day to them!!

7 comments:

Pamela said...

What beautiful thoughts to share about your daddy. I've heard it said that anyone can be a father but it takes someone special to be a daddy.

And the influence goes on with your sons. What a blessing.

Pamela

Cottage Rose said...

I agree, such a beautiful tribute to you Dad.. what a remarkable man.. how blessed you are to have a Dad such as him....

Hugs;
Alaura

Shirley said...

Hi Vicki, A wonderful tribute to your dad. It takes a very special person to take care of your mom like he did and to be a wonderful daddy to you all. It made me think of my dad who I would teasingly call him pop and he would say I'll pop you. There is a special relationship. Have a great day. Your Missouri Friend.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Vicki, you are truly blessed to have such a wonderful daddy and your boys are better for having him as their role model. God bless you one and all, Tammy

Lady Linda said...

Vicki...just found your blog via a Rosetta in Italy. I love your pictures and the feel of your blog. Always a joy to find another lovely Christian lady. I will have to add you to my favorites.
A nice tribute to your father.
Lady Linda

Marilyn said...

My favorite man was my Daddy......
Marilyn
Come on over to my blog as I am having a Southern Belle Giveaway!!
Marilyn

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Vicki,
A beautiful post to your Dad!

I miss mine every day and have for the past 23 years I have spent without him.
But he lives on in my heart....

Hugs,
Deb