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Talking Dictionary933. Happy Birthday, Dad!


933. Today, January 1, is my dad's birthday. He would have been 88, having passed away March 31, 2015. My mom went to the cemetery today. I never thought I would miss Dad as much as I miss him now. I'm afraid that, as I got older myself, I sort of took him for granted. He had been there for me every day of my young life. He and Mom raised eight kids, and we all loved him. He was smart, brave, and fun. In the last 50 years, I visited Dad and Mom occasionally and phoned them regularly. Sometimes Dad was talkative and joking, but sometimes he didn't say much. I'll always wonder, How much did I disappoint him? I wish I could have been not only a better son, but also one of his better friends. But more than all that, I just wish I could see him again. 4.5


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