Sunday, May 29, 2016

Express The Love #SoCS #FridayReflections

The family I was born into was forward thinking and open minded. But expressing love for each other was rarely done with words.

And actually words were unnecessary because the love we had for each other we showed in our respect for each other, politeness, tolerance, in the times we spent together, in the joy on our faces when we were in each other's company and the laughter that rang through our home. .

I miss those times and those who have crossed over . But most of all I miss my dad.

I was very close to my dad, and he was one of the most beautiful souls I have ever known.

In the last 15 years of his life, he lost 98% of his hearing,  and though we communicated with words he probably heard very little. Yet his love showed through in the breakfast he made for me, the cup of tea in the afternoon, the food he would heat up for me knowing I was tired, in the letters he happily mailed for me, the cake that he bought for my birthday, or in the smile I was greeted with after a hard day at work.

Just sitting quietly by his side gave me comfort and strength.

In the last hours of his life in the hospital there were no words exchanged  yet I watched his soul struggle between a better world and the love he had for us. And I know my hand on his forehead and my head next to his told him how much I loved him.

I miss my dad.

No need for words to express love.

Please read my poem "Ode To My Dad" that I wrote a few years ago.

This post is written for:
#FridayReflections - Write about someone you miss dearly,
#SoCS - Stream of Consciousness - just writing no editing - prompt  = a word that begins or ends with "press"

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  1. A beauiful tribute to your father, and a touching poem. Sometimes love is beyond what words can express. Love and hugs.

  2. A beautiful tribute. He lives in in your memories, and always will. Alana

  3. I agree -- my parents were from a generation that did not show emotion outwardly. Yet I knew how deeply they loved me.

  4. Jeez! you got me all emotional Suzy.

    I lost my dad 5 years ago and still miss him. Although I try to be strong for my mom, but inside me shakes up and eyes get moistened.

    Hugs dear friend!

  5. Loss of a loved one is hard and loss of a parent must be so excruciatingly painful. I know it's inevitable but a part of me prays that I am strong enough to deal with it when the time comes. Your memories of your dad made me misty-eyed. He sounded like he was a wonderful soul. Thank you for sharing such lovely snippets of his life with us.

  6. Reading this post makes me realize how my life means so much for having my loving parents around. They live in North India and I live in the southern part but the physical distance means nothing. We stay connected in our minds.

  7. Hugs, Suzy. Thank you for sharing. Just last month, we lost a loving uncle, who lived far away and it's so hard to come to terms with his passing, especially since we weren't around. Thank God for other family who was around him at the time. We celebrated his life together - here and there, but the sense of loss remains.

  8. Hugs Suzy...Dads are so special more so for daughters, I think. Losing my dad is one of my greatest fears. I can't, infact, don't want to think about it too..It scares me beyond words..

  9. I am sure your Dad is always there for you. I admire his courage and love who never waned away despite being afflicted.

  10. Your dad sounded like a gentle and loving soul, who loved you unconditionally. Losing him must have been a huge loss to you! Your post brought tears to my eyes, Suzy! Hugs to you, sweetie! I am sure he is there, somewhere around you, looking after you as he always did!

  11. Such a tender and heartfelt tribute to a loving Dad. As my father's daughter I could so connect with the feeling with which these words flowed from within you. Hugs to you, Suzy! He will always be with you.

  12. Extremely touching dedication to your Dad Suzy. So beautifully you described the special bond with your father... I cannot even imagine what it must have been to lose him. Hugs and love to you.

  13. That's similar to thoughts that I sometimes get. In my family too, love was seldom showed through words. Sometimes just a pat. But that's were things were. I miss it the most from my dad who passed away a year back

  14. That's similar to thoughts that I sometimes get. In my family too, love was seldom showed through words. Sometimes just a pat. But that's were things were. I miss it the most from my dad who passed away a year back

  15. Mortality is an inevitable truth of life and I am so scared of losing parents and loved ones one day. And then, memories will be all I will left with.
    Hugs, Suzy. A big warm hug.


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