Monday, February 08, 2010

I miss my Dad

It is four years today since my Dad died.

My Dad was mostly a quiet man, an introvert like me. I remember when I finished high school and got my HSC results (Higher School Certificate - exams held at the end of final year, which are used to determine university placements), my Dad showed his pride this way:

He asked me if I wanted the money or the box. I wasn't sure what to say, but Mum suggested I take the box option, so I followed her advice. Dad took me down to the local jewellers and asked them to bring out all their ruby earrings for me to choose from (not a huge range, being a small country town - but still the most expensive jewellery I'd had at that point!). And so I did, and I wear these today and remember my Dad.
I miss my Dad.

35 comments:

TinkingBell said...

Oh hugs and super hugs, RR

I still mistt both dad and mum - but what a wonderful story!

bellsknits said...

Gosh it's that time again.

In a way I always enjoy your dad anniversary posts. They're so gentle and touching.

And the earrings are very, very pretty.

Sarah said...

Hugs for you - lovely words and what a lovely present to show you how proud he was

Kris said...

Lovely post, Jane.

missfee said...

awww that is so beautiful - what a great dad you had - thank you for sharing that with us

artificiallymythic said...

*hugs*. Beautiful post, and thanks for sharing.

I need to go hug my dad now.

DrK said...

What a lovely thing for him to do, and what a beautiful way to remember him. Thinking of you and your rubies xx

mem said...

What a lovely story. My father-in-law died last Wednesday. We miss him.

LynS said...

What a lovely story by which to remember him.

knitabulous said...

I know what Helen means, these posts are always gentle and very touching.

Hugs to you Jane.

jp said...

What a lovely story. What great memories of your Dad.

The Scarlet Tree said...

I am so glad I came on to read your blog today. What a lovely story.

MadMad said...

Awww. What a great story to remember him by. We never do stop missing people, do we? Sounds like he was a great guy.

Caffeine Girl said...

What a wonderful man. I can see why you miss him.

Yarna said...

He sounds like a lovely man - just like my dad. How lucky and blessed we are to have had such wondeful dads.

2paw said...

What a lovely way to remember your dad. And what a sweet way to show he loved you. Yesterday was my dad's birthday, he's been dead for 23 years now, it seems such a short time ago....

amy said...

xoxo

Twisted Knitter said...

What a sweet remembrance. Big hugs for you.

Alwen said...

Aw. (((((hugs)))))

Roxie said...

What a sweet guy! Your mom absolutely gave you the right advice.

Geek Knitter said...

Big hugs to you.

Michelle said...

I'm thinking of you.

kim said...

You must have been very special to each other. What a lovely tribute and a quiet reminder to each of us to appreciate those we love. Hugs x

michele said...

what a lovely way to remember and honor your dad. sending care.

Lynne said...

Oh, pooh! I'm crying. I miss my dad too; he's only been gone three weeks so you've really started the water works!

What a beautiful way to remember him - thanks for sharing.

Olivia said...

I must call my dad more often - I always end up talking with Mum more. Those earrings are so lovely, and a nice memory too. I'm sorry you lost your dad, and way too soon. Thinking of you.

Jan said...

Beuatiful post and lovely memories for you. I miss my Dad too, he died twelve years ago in a few weeks. I don't think we stop missing our parents.

Snoozen said...

What a wonderful memory to have and cherish. Thinking of you heaps and sending heartfelt hugs.

Nellie said...

What a beautiful story, and what a thoughtful man. I hope you have a gentle day.

Fiona said...

Thank you for sharing your memories.

Linda said...

Oh sweetie, big hug from me. Your Dad sounded wonderful and the earings are beautiful.

kgirl said...

oh {{hugs}}, RoseRed. I'm sorry I'm so late to send them this year.

a lovely moment together for you to remember, every time you wear you beautiful earrings

1funkyknitwit said...

What a sad sweet message ...lovely
ooxx

travellersyarn said...

Its a lovely story, and I'm sure that your Dad would be happy that you are still wearing the earrings.

claudine said...

Hi Jane, it's been a while since I dropped in here and at other blogs.. This post brought a tear to my eye. My dad passed away a few days before last Christmas. I miss him a lot too.