Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Things I Would Say

"If you could press the rewind button on your life,
where would you go?"

I just created this snazzy little Rewind Button so I could travel back in time in blogland. If you would like to grab it in the left side bar and join in let me know so I can add your link. I have so many great memories and feelings, but today I would love to press the rewind button and go back to tell my Dad some things I never got to tell him or let him see about myself. This picture was taken at a Japanese restaurant my family used to love going to. If there was one thing my Dad could do was make us all laugh! Here are some things I wish I had the opportunity to say:


1.) Daddy, even if I did not always say it or show it, I appreciated all the hard work and long hours you worked to provide so well for our family.
2.) You were the one person that I could count on to always lift my spirit and my soul. You were the foundation that made our family solid and strong.
3.) I am sorry if I was a young smart mouth and a know it all from time to time. I have learned that your wisdom and words were always right.
4.) Daddy, I did earn my Masters in Education with a 3.95 average. I would have given anything to have you see me graduate.
5.) Thank you for always playing Backgammon with me. I have not played since you have passed away. I miss you!
6.) I have continued yours and my Saturday breakfasts at the diner with Little Chick. Believe it or not, Anna is still our waitress!
7.) I wish I could spend the day with you at work just one more time!
8.) Daddy I have the most beautiful baby in the universe and she looks just like you and lights up the room like you used to do. Please watch over her always!
9.) I know I called you every day a few times just to say I love you. But in case you did not know how much, half my heart poured out of me the day you died!
10.) Daddy you looked so handsome the last day when I stopped by your office to hear your speech. You did a fantastic job and I am so proud of you and proud to be your daughter!

I love and miss you!

32 comments:

  1. Wow beautiful post. My father never met my kids either and it kills me.

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  2. That was so beautiful... and has me so teary eyed. It makes me think so much of my own Dad who is passed as well. How brave for you to write all of this to your Dad. Thank you for sharing it with us. And I believe that your Dad knows all of this... most definitely. Have a good night, dear friend.

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  3. Such a great post about your Dad! I just have to think he really knew how much you loved him. Little Chick is in good hands :-)

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  4. I miss my dad too! This is such a sweet post!

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  5. Too many tears to type. Touching post. Thank you.

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  6. Very moving post. I am sure your dad knew you loved him.

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  7. Wow this got me so choked up. It's nice to rewind on these moments. I'm sure you're dad touched by this even if he can't be here to tell you.

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  8. What a sweet post - I'm sure your dad is smiling down on you right now!!

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  9. you never run out of great ideas mama hen! i love the rewind button - so cute! your dad must have been so proud of you..i envy you for having so many memories with your dad..mine were all from stories told to me..

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  10. A lovely tribute to your Dad, I miss mine terribly.

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  11. That is so sweet... and this is a great idea too!

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  12. Love this post :) I would do the same if I could go back in time.

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  13. you have me in tears....Little Chick does look like him and that smile-it does light up the room. Precious memories and believe it or not, your Dad knows all of those things...your father must have been incredible to you and your family-those memories will never be forgotten because you keep them so close to your heart :)

    have a good day, Mama!

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  14. Wow...so many of us (myself included) missing our wonderful Dads.

    Thanks Mama Hen for giving us all a few minutes of good memories of our Dads!

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  15. Both you and Little Chick look so much like him. He lives on in the two of you. So sweet. Thanks for making me stop and think about my own father, now living on a dementia ward in a retirement home.

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  16. This really pulled at my heartstring Mama Hen. It's obvious how much your father meant to you and amazing to see that some of your traditions with him live on. One day you will teach Little Chick that game, and you'll create a similar memory with her.

    **Yes, next week works for me. I will get something to you next Wed if that works?**

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  17. Oh Mama Hen...this post made me cry. I truly believe that your Daddy can still hear these words and that he's looking down at both you and Little Chick with the proudest smile. He raised such a sweet, intelligent daughter who is now raising a sweet little girl/grandaughter. What a sweet post. (By the way, my Aunty Sarah is still in the hospital...it's been a terrible struggle for her, but we're still remaining positive. Thank you always for your thoughts XOXOX)

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  18. I'm crying so much I can barely type. This not only pulled at my heartstrings, it tore some of it out - I KNOW your pain, I know your grief, I feel it, too, and your rewind button is such an amazing idea because I wish I had one, too! What an incredible super Daddy and role model for the most wonderful life - you are passing it on to Little Chick and she will pass it on to her little ones one day.
    Bianca

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  19. What a sweet post.....thank you for visiting my blog....returning the follow.
    Blessings to you,
    Jill @ Sweet Diva

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  20. Such a sweet post. Thanks for visiting my blog, I'm returning the follow.

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  21. Thanks for stoppin' by for a Latte'. I am happy to return the follow and look forward to future posts on your blog.

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  22. So sweet.. I am full of tears. Oh, if only we could rewind... I would in a second to tell a special person how much I love and miss them, too... beautiful post.

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  23. I miss my Dad too. And he never got to meet 2 of my children either, or my husband. I'm pretty sure he would have liked my husband.

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  24. OMG!! what a beautiful post. It made me cry. A Lovely tribute to your dad. you both look so much like him and how nice that you are carrying his tradition. He lives in both of you.....

    Love,
    Mehrnoush

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  25. This made me get a little teary eyed!

    Love that you and Little Chick still have breakfast where you used to go with him, LOVE traditions like that.

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  26. This is a wonderful post and a reminder to us all to take the time each day to tell those we love how much they mean to us. You were very blessed to have what sounds like an amazing Dad!
    Many Blessings to you,
    Jill

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  27. Oh, such a heartfelt post. So sorry for your loss. My dad isn't in my kid's lives, but for other reasons (we are estranged.)

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  28. Oh, this is so touching! You express such an amazing depth of love for your daddy, it's beautiful. I'm in tears like everyone else. Little Chick is blessed!

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  29. Okay great... now i'm crying ;)
    Inspiring as always!

    Hope you're having a great weekend,
    KareyEllen
    KareyEllenDesigns.blogspot.com

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  30. What a beautiful post, my friend. I am sure your dad is smiling down on you always. You show so much appreciation for him and it shows that one day your Little Chick with reflect that same love for you. Your daughter has an amazing mother.

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  31. i love this I just grabbed the rewind button...check mine out ...erlafontaine.blogspot.com.

    miss my daddy too :(

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