Monday, April 23, 2007

who is on first

Thanks Dad, for doing all the small stuff so well.
When you taught me how to hit a ball,
I really learned patience that I now give as a gift to my own son.
While you saw me learning to catch a pop fly, I was really finding out about giving my time to someone smaller than myself.
Even today, when I hear your voice telling me to run hard and run straight for home, I know you are talking about a different game.
I am so thankful that God gave me you for my coach for this life.
You are a winner, Dad. I love you so much.

10 comments:

Sandy said...

Gosh, you got me teary-eyed. Great insight, great post! My dad's the best too : )

Snaggle Tooth said...

I always loved my Dad, what he taught me, including the rules of baseball, n he took me to RedSox games at Fenway-

Beautiful tribute to what it really teaches; your Dad's love, n the value of the game's attitude...

I never got a son, just daughters, but they've recently given me 3 (-4 any day now) grandsons to play b-ball with a bit later on...

Chris said...

Very moving David. I can't say anything else. I'm blubbering like an idiot. Excuse me while I go blow my nose now.

Carol said...

This is so sweet of you to thank your dad..

Made me teary also, my dad, as I think you know has dementia and is living in an aged care facility.. with each visit we always tell him we love him. He is looking at us blankly now and although he still recognises my mum and myself he does not anyone else..and this is very sad..

Biff Spiffy said...

Great post, I haven't been by in a while. Timely too, thank you for sharing it.

Sorry I missed the MS Walk! Would love to have helped you get the T-Shirt or whatever the next level prize is. My mom has it, and has been in a nursing home for over 5 years. It's not a pretty disease. I'm grateful for outfits and people who put their support to this cause.

Thanks for your visit and comment!

Killired said...

awwwwww... that's an awesome, short and sweet post to your dad!

Blue Monkey Jammies said...

amazingly poignant post. Thank you for sharing.

Here via Michele today

Joe said...

Very touching!

Windfall Woman said...

I'm sure he's proud of you. (I'm back by the way)

craziequeen said...

I like this, david. I never really knew my real dad and my step-dad didn't do any of this kind of stuff...

But he still taught me well :-)

cq
Michele sent me to say hi, my friend.