Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Oh, My Papa

“Joyful the sound, the word goes around.
From father to son to son...”

 That is the photo and those are the words that I have used in my blog for the past five Father’s Days. Each time it is to honor the most beautiful man I have ever known. Today is the sixth anniversary of when my Dad left us. I have thought about him each and every day.

Dad and his sister Helen making their First Holy Communion

Dad’s faith was always the most important thing in his life. I so dearly miss our praying together daily. We would do the Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet and a prayer to St. Peregrine each morning. I keep his Rosary next to my bed. I plan on using it during Lent. Thank you, Dad.

Dad in his Army uniform

He bravely served our country in World II from age 19 to 21. People like my Dad are the reason for his generation being referred to as “The Greatest Generation.” He never intended to be a hero, but he was. Thank you, Dad.

Dad at work with a big smile on his face

He’s smiling because he loved providing and caring for his family. I don’t remember ever hearing him complain about going to work, no matter how tired or sick he was. Thank you, Dad.

Dad with his family celebrating my birthday in 2009

It was the very last time that ever happened. He loved his family more than anything on this earth. We were truly blessed to have him as a part of our lives for as long as we did. I only wish it could have been longer. Thank you, Dad.

Oh, my Papa, to me he was so wonderful
Oh, my Papa, to me he was so good
No one could be, so gentle and so lovable
Oh, my Papa, he always understood.

Gone are the days when he could take me on his knee
And with a smile he'd change my tears to laughter.

Oh, my Papa, so funny, so adorable
Always the clown so funny in his way
Oh, my Papa, to me he was so wonderful.

Deep in my heart I miss him so today.

Thank you, Dad.

May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.


Until next time…from the booth.

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