I lost my dad.
This movie always makes me smile and reminds me
of my dad as he loved to dance. When I was little
my parents would go dancing on Saturday nights
and he would dance around the dining room while
he was waiting for my mom to get dressed, and
sometimes my sis and I would step on his shoes
and dance with him. Dancing was always a part
of his life. I used to get so annoyed with him at family
reunions when he would want to "teach" me all of the
dances, as I was very shy and just embarrassed at the
time. Later in life, for a few years he was a certified
ballroom dancer on cruise ships and got a chance to
see the world and meet alot of fascinating people.
When they docked in San Francisco one day, we all
met him on the ship for lunch and he gave us a tour,
which we truly loved. He lived his life by the seat of
his pants - wonder where I got it from. Willing to embrace
change and looking forward to the next adventure. Four
years ago we all embarked on an adventure that I truly don't
wish on anyone - but today, as everyday I feel blessed to
have had the dad that I had. He was loving, he was fun, he
was just the best dad this girl could ask for and I truly miss
talking to him, arguing with him, rolling my eyes at him,
laughing with him. I know he is with me always - I carry
him in my heart and memory - some days I just wish
I had one more day with him. A few weeks ago, I found
an email he had sent to Alex shortly after he met him.
He thanked him for being there and
taking good care of his daughter
and granddaughter and that it made his heart happy knowing
that we were in good hands. That made me smile.
P.S. Last night I had an impromtu night
out with my girlfriends, as
my childhood boyfriend was playing with his family at
a pub tonight...he was just my pretend boyfriend,
the one that I had his pictures all over my walls.
It was fun to see him again - I hadn't seen him
in a few years and when I do I always feel
like that 10 year old girl....:)