21 June 2009

on father's day.

when you come thisclose to losing someone, it's hard not to count every day you get to keep him close as your own personal miracle; it's hard not to regard him through tinted lenses, honeyed, dusted in gold. my dad is human and flawed and i know this, but he's also part mythical, a legend of sorts.

i'm finding it swell to have come full circle, to once again see him as i did as a child, so much larger than life. (also, my dad can totally take your dad.)

he has loved me well. he loves me still. and today i celebrate him.

7 comments:

Norman said...

Love you, swettheart. Remember "Butterfly Kisses" song?
Love, dad

Kimberly said...

I know that nearly lost feeling with regards to my mum so well. It shatters you and put you together all the more beautifully, I think, when you realize you get to keep them for awhile yet after all.

Blessings.

PamperingBeki said...

Once again, your simple words put a lump in my throat.

CurlyGirlD said...

Nic,

So beautifully said, as always. May he be blessed.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Enjoyed reading your blog tonight.....I love finding new blogs...Had a little time to blog hop tonight while waiting to go to the hospital and welcome a new grandson tomorrow. This month I am posting about our Disney trip, plus a great giveaway.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Enjoyed reading your blog tonight.....I love finding new blogs...Had a little time to blog hop tonight while waiting to go to the hospital and welcome a new grandson tomorrow. This month I am posting about our Disney trip, plus a great giveaway.

CurlyGirlD said...

Nic,

So beautifully said, as always. May he be blessed.