Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Missing my Dad

Today is 3 years since my Dad passed away. It's amazing to me how painful it still is that he's gone. Also amazing is how frequently something will pop into my head and for just a split-second I think "I need to call Dad and tell him". I am equally amazed at how many times I quote him or use one of his silly expressions, or do something the way he taught me.  Gosh I miss him so much it sometimes overwhelms me. Does that ache ever go away?

When he was in good health, he often sang and even sometimes he did a crazy little dance that still makes me smile when I see it in my head. He called me his "tweetie-pie" and would sing a made-up song that was just for me. I'm sure many girls think they have the best Dad and I'm no different. I miss him every day.

If you are fortunate enough to still have your Dad, or a Dad in your life, hug them often and be sure they know how much you love them; you'll be glad you did when they are no longer around.

I'll leave you with a verse to a song that he often sang for no particular reason:

A Bushel And A Peck

I love you a bushel and a peck

A bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck

A hug around the neck and a barrel and a heap

A barrel and a heap and I'm talkin' in my sleep

About you, about you

'Cause I love you a bushel and a peck

You bet your purdy neck I do.

Rest in Peace Carl "Coddie" Rodgers....until we meet again.


  1. OH Chrissie, you are right about Dads. There is something so special about that relationship. I am lucky enough to have my Dad around me and I promise I will give him extra hugs and tell him how much he means to me. My Dad calls me Julie Bulie and it makes me smile just to think of what a fun and silly guy he is.
    I love your layout and heartfelt words. Thanks for sharing. HUGS!

  2. sending you some virtual hugs! You are right on the money about dads and daughters. I'll be sure to give the "geezer" some extra hugs when I head up to Spokane later this month.

  3. Our Dad was a silly little guy. Of course, I was the "smart one" so I didn't have as many of these silly little memories. But I'll always remember "what Codman always says."