Growing up I had two special father figures, my dad and my grandfather. My grandfather was there throughout my childhood. My Dad, who became my Dad when I was 15, was there for me throughout my teenage and most of my adult life.
They taught me many invaluable lessons through example â€“ donâ€™t give up on life dreams, we need to laugh (especially at ourselves), life must have boundaries, to treat others as you should be treated with kindness and respect and many more.
Both these men are no longer here in the physical sense but their love and gentle guidance can be felt daily. We have had some very special memories together.
With my grandfather, it was always great watching him call out the bingo numbers at the beach carnival and
playing Santa at the Legion Christmas parties. My grandfather also made the most magnificent banana splits. Sitting around the kitchen table, playing cards and drinking tea, with him and my grandmother.
Fishing with my dad, just the two of us, was wonderful and rare. He was always looking for ways to teach me the value of money but he came to my rescue the times I really needed it. Watching my dad hold my daughter in his arms, the day she was born, was so beautiful. My dad also gave me the opportunity to meet my husband, of 31 years, when he hired him so many, many years ago.
What I wouldn’t give to be able to sit around the kitchen table with them again, sipping from our tea mugs, sharing a plate of cookies and making new tea moments to treasure.
Do you have a special moment with your dad or grandfather?
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by Cindy, Libre collaborator