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Reflections On My Dad

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Reflections On My Dad

I’m nearly 40 years old and my parents have been divorced most of my life. My relationship with each of them is unique–crafted by their human experience and mine. Just like everyone else, we are affected deeply by the decisions we’ve all made. And tonight, though deeply exhausted, I’m tossing and turning, thinking about the consistency of my dad’s phone calls.

My dad calls me on Sundays.

When I was a child, I believe, it was every other Sunday. As I’ve grown older, more Sundays may pass between the calls and we alternate who does the calling, but we talk. I love those calls with my whole heart. I rattle on about my world and he listens, and it doesn’t matter what stories bubble up for me to share with him. Some Sundays, I go on and on for so long that when it’s over, I giggle like a little girl and brag to my wife and children about his willingness to sit there while I go on and on.

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2:28AM PDT on Jul 3, 2013

Thank you :)

11:08PM PDT on Jun 28, 2013


11:10AM PDT on Jun 24, 2013

Thanks Christy.
My dad was one of the most incredible people I ever met, the day he died, I lost my father, a friend, a daddy and someone who would have gave his life to protect me.
He was unique.

3:49AM PDT on Jun 22, 2013

Thank you for sharing.:)

1:24AM PDT on Jun 22, 2013

I miss my dad every day...

4:57AM PDT on Jun 21, 2013

Thank you ...

1:51PM PDT on Jun 20, 2013

Thank you for the article, It brought back memories of me and my dad, when I moved away from home at 27. We spoke at least once or twice a week until I was 40 and I moved back home to help take care of him in his last year of life. I would never trade any of those moments or memories for any thing in the world. Keep the articles and information coming.

3:16AM PDT on Jun 20, 2013


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