Saturday, August 27, 2011


Celtic Thunder - The Old Man

Good morning from Adelaide - Saturday morning and I am aware this morning of time - the fact that it is eight years today since my seafaring Father slipped the anchor rope and sailed on the tide.

Eight years and so much has happened during that time - health, illness and changes in my life and in many ways I wish he had been here to share them with me, but in other ways I am glad he did not have to hurt at seeing me thus -

"He was more than just my Father,
My Teacher, My Best Friend."

This song describes the relationship between Father and son, but there is so much in there that I did with my Dad and I never will "forget him for me made me what I am."

"The tears have all been shed now
We've said our last goodbyes
His souls been blessed
Hes laid to rest
And its now I feel alone
He was more than just a father
A teacher my best friend
He can still be heard
In the tunes we shared
When we play them on our own

I never will forget him
For he made me what I am
Though he may be gone
Memories linger on
And I miss him, the old man

As a boy he'd take me walking
By mountain field and stream
And he showed me things
Not known to kings
And secret between him and me
Like the colours of the pheasant
As he rises in the dawn
And how to fish and make a wish
Beside the holly tree

I thought he'd live forever
He seemed so big and strong
But the minutes fly
And the years roll by
For a father and a son
And suddenly when it happened
There was so much left unsaid
No second chance
To tell him thanks
For everything hes done".

It all did happen so suddenly but the night before, we had shared words that were just right and left me feeling that there were not many things left unsaid and memories certainly do linger on.

I miss you Dad - I was and forever will be Edward's girl.

I hope that you take the time to say things that are on your heart and that you are not left with regrets and for those of you who still have their Dad with them - cherish the moments and be present to them.

I was going to share this on Father's Day but today just seemed right.  

I wish you a happy weekend, find joy in the little things and be present to each moment of your life.

Love and hugs,


Whimsicalnotions said...
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Whimsicalnotions said...

omg you made me cry you see this coming week its the anniversary of losing my own father.On thE fIrst day of spring here sept the 1st.I feel like you sorry that he hasnt been here But glad that he wasnt here to see me last year and hurt with me, Missing him now, always ever !A sweet post and the love you have for your own father shines through.

Linda J. said...

Thanks Julie and I hope Thursday comes and goes for you with happy memories and not too much pain.

Love and hugs,