June 20, 2010

i don't remember...

i don't remember
playing in the sand with my dad
~while he wore really cool plaid shorts~
and
i was just a tiny toddler
but
i know he remembers playing with me
because he's my dad
and
he never forgets anything
~
i know without a doubt
that he knows where and when this photo was taken
how old i was
and
who else was with us that day
~
he's always remembers
~
and
as soon as my mom reads this blog post to him
~he doesn't do computers~
the phone will ring
and
i'll hear my dad's voice
and
he'll be telling me all the things he knows
~
because
he's my dad
and
he never forgets
~
happy father's day
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25 comments:

  1. a beautiful tribute, beth

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  2. *gah* you're makin' me tear up here! No fair! :)

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  3. Beth, what a priceless photo, and oh what a beautiful post....has he called yet? Oh to be able to "listen" to my Dad again..other than in my dreams! We visit often in that very safe place and it is nice.

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  4. So sweet ! Did he remember ? I bet he did.
    Big Love to you and your Dad, Lovely Beth !

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  5. *hugs* to you and your dad, beth ...
    and all the memories you share and are creating together ...
    i can hear your phone ringing and that reassuring voice at the other
    end with stories to tell ...
    how wonderfully delightful!
    thanks for sharing this ...
    (i have to say that this immediately reminded me of the story ~ only the story though, as i was too wee to remember ... we used to go the the local beach for sunday picnics ... apparently i toddled off to the shoreline, with my dad's watchful eyes, of course ... i guess when i lost my little person balance, i sat down to being over my head! my dad dashed in with his sunday best shoes to scoop me out ... those polished oxfords would be soaked! ;)
    prairiegirl
    xo

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  6. Beth, your Dad sounds awesome, And your faith in him is wonderful knowing that he will be calling.I hope you have a wonderful day. take care. hugs.

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  7. priceless memory in that photo ...

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  8. Nice. Did your dad call? That is a great photo to keep forever.

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  9. I love this tribute to your dad!!! And I am sure he knows too!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  10. A great photo from your past. I'm glad your Dad is still able to call you and share memories with you. This is a fine Father's Day post, Beth!

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  11. Beth , this photo is to die for .

    you are blessed , you know that. I still long for a father. I imagine we are all little girls forever.

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  12. What a wonderful photo! So so cute.

    xo Erin

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  13. I love this photo, of both of you, but especially you, I can see you, so clearly, in that little girl... and my husband has shorts just like those! :)
    It sounds like we both have wonderful fathers, and that is quite a wonderful thing.

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  14. Your Dad sounds like quite a guy!

    That photo is wonderful and captures the time perfectly. I'm hoping your Dad called and you had a wonderful talk.

    xo jj

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  15. Dads are like that. Smiles.
    I don't have my Dad with me here on earth anymore, but I know he remembers up in heaven.

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  16. Wonderful, wonderful, touching. I just smiled thinking about that phone ringing.

    xoxo
    Debi

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  17. this is beautiful and brought tears to my eyes.... 'sigh'

    love to dads.. and to you beth.....

    xxo, kim

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  18. This is a lovely tribute. Dads like that are priceless treasures. As my dad would have said, "He's a keeper."

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  19. I smile when I read this post, and I want to curl up next to my own dad on the sofa and tell him again how much I love him.

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  20. What a beautiful and eloquent post, Beth. I love the photo -- what a treasure.

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  21. so...what did he say when he called? i love the old photos that we have of my dad and me.

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  22. What a wonderful photo!...Wonderful to still have your dad to refresh your memories...better write them down!

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  23. ok so if your intention was to get us all blubbering then you succeeded. What a great shot and I love that you sill have your dad with you I miss mine heaps.

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  25. Of all the little father's day posts I've read, this one has totally captured my heart.
    Treasure him as I'm sure you do. I can already tell that you do just from reading this post. Oh, how I miss my father sometimes.
    xo

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**I love reading the comments you leave, as they make me feel like we're sitting in my kitchen, having a cup of tea, discussing life and wondering where all the time has gone ...beth