Wednesday, February 08, 2012

I miss my Dad

I bought this wooden music box for husby a long time ago, a year or two after we started going out (yep, a really long time ago, heh!).  It plays "Anniversary Song" (also known as the Waltz of the Danube, thanks Wikipedia!), which is the tune often (always?) used in the music jewellery boxes we all seemed to have as children - you know, the ones with the mirror inside the lid and the ballerina going round and round as the music played?

Anyway, Connor loves to play with the music box, and as I wound it up for the third or fourth time for him this morning, I thought a lot about my dad.  Because, of course, today is the 6th anniversary of his death.  So while we listened to the music, I told Connor about his Pa. And shed a few quiet tears.
I miss my Dad.

15 comments:

Ingrid said...

What a beautiful post. Bought tears to my eyes.

Lynne said...

Tears in my eyes - I miss mine too; it doesn't really get any easier, does it? Thinking of you.

jp said...

What a lovely way to link the next generation to the previous

Bells said...

lovely. I wondered how you were going to reflect on your dad this year.

2paw said...

I had one of those ballerina music boxes with the faceted mirrors reflecting behind her. It was the anniversary of my dad's death yesterday. It was 25 years ago. I can't believe it was so long ago.I still miss my dad too, but It is a nice excuse to think happy thoughts about him!!

DrK said...

hugs. its such a shame he didnt get to know connor, but at least connor gets to know him through your eyes xx

Ann said...

A lovely way to remember your dad. I have one of these music box too which I used as a jewellery box.

Jan said...

Hugs Rosered. How lovely Connor can hear about his grandfather from you. Like others here, I miss my dad too. It's almost the anniversary of his death.

MadMad said...

Awww, honey. It's hard, isn't it? And having kids sometimes makes it even harder - you wish your parents were around to see them (and advise you)! I'm so sorry.

Snoozen said...

Beautiful Jane

amy said...

Sorry, sweetie, and hugs, too. I wish my mom had lived long enough to know my daughter. What was so surprising was that my father would take off, too, so my kids ended up with no grandparents on my side. It still knocks me sideways if I think about it.

xoxo--plus more hugs

Caffeine Girl said...

It is so sad to lose your father so early in your life. But your memories will keep him alive for Connor.

BTW, guess what went in the mail today?! Better late than never!

Sarah said...

Hugs dearie sending hugs

del said...

Peace and hugs, sweetie.

Linda said...

Hugs to you. x