He made a great effort to connect with you! It takes a special Dad to do that! :)
I am sorry for what you went through with him, and hopefully the good memories of craft time together outweigh the times that weren't so good.
Yup, you nailed it. What a gift you finally connected with him for a bit. It reminds me of the adage that "it is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.' It is when you love that you are vulnerable to the hurt of loss...
I've got no words of wisdom but I'm happy that you were able to get a few good years in. Sending you hugs & love
I am sure you treasure all those memories of time spent with your Dad in later years. Hopefully, remembering the good times will bring comfort.
What a beautiful and honest post. I think we all can learn a lot by your father's attempts to bond with his girls. It is so sweet to see an older man knitting and sewing!
A beautifully written post.
I'm sorry for the early and the last years Debra, but so glad that you had the in-between ones when you could connect with your Dad. My relationship with my Dad was very difficult too. The last years were the worst and there is no recovering from that. I'm glad we're not expected to understand it all. Huge hugs my friend.Blessings,Betsy
I was always a little envious that Daddio would craft with you. My dad is great and I love him to bits, but we have to do things he enjoys - which means cars, guns or outdoor things - I do like those things, but not quite as much as I enjoy my crafts.
Oh Deb. I am very sorry your heart still hurts from Daddies' roller coaster relationship and illnesses. It is hard when nothing makes sense
Hugs, my dad was special to me,always. I miss him and it has been 12 yrs. I am glad you got to enjoy your dad. Sorry you have to miss him now. It is not easy.
Sending you love as you miss your Dad every day not just on Father's Day.