Well, here it is; Feb. 02, 2009.
‘Groundhog Day’, and at least one groundhog says we will have 6 more weeks of winter this year.
Two other events happened on this day…Both important…both life altering….for me.
My daddy was born today back in 1908. He was the most wonderful daddy that this little girl from HORSESHOE BEND could have ever had. He hardly ever had any money to give us, but what we children lacked in money, he made up for in love.
My daddy with Amanda.
Trust me, love is worth so much more than money…It is a priceless gift. A lot of kids now days don’t even know if they are loved…
From the time we were born, to the time that he died in 1985 we knew to our bones that we were loved by this man. He died from emphysema. In the very end, 1 week before his death, he was diagnosed with lung cancer.
I thought my daddy walked on water…
You know; only one other man did I come to feel that way about…my Danny. They say a young girl first usually looks for a man to marry who is just like their daddy. Well, I found mine. He had ways just like daddy and the strange thing is…the older that he got, sometime near his death…
People mentioned that Danny began to even look like my daddy.
My daddy loved Danny just like a son…and Danny loved and respected him not only as a true father figure, but they were hunting and fishing buddies too. They were always there for each other…Whatever they needed , whatever they wanted, both of them knew they could count on one another. They could spend hours just talking, or playing checkers together.
Danny was buried Feb. 02, 2006
On my daddy’s birthday.
I still grieve for both of them.
They were and still are…
Two of the most important men of my life.
I remember that as they lowered Danny’s casket into the ground,
I looked up and whispered…
"Here you go Daddy…I know you already love this ‘birthday present’ you are getting…He will need you now…Please, be there for him, just one more time.”
I have no doubt …
I know he was.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL