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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Father's Day Tribute 2009

Today I'm thinking about my Dad and how much I miss him. He often put on his apron to clean all the pots and pans in the sink and then sat with a look of satisfaction after he was done. He loved to sit and listen to his kids and hear what they had to say. My Dad listened to me as I talked about the Lord and wondered where I got the wisdom. He knew it was from the Bible...the book he also grew to love. How I miss Dad's laugh, smile, turkey chili, and his bear hugs. Music: He played jazz music alot in my younger years and I attribute my love to jazz in all forms from this man. He really loved Afro-Cuban jazz. Dance: My father wasn't much on seeing concert dance but he did love African-American expression in movement, so if he knew it was Black...he was there. Drama: Same about drama...if the actors were black...he was on it. Think about all the years he couldn't see this expression on television and few on Broadway. When this man who worked for the Division on Civil Rights could finally see professional Black actors given opportunities...his heart just soared!!!
He lived his life through many seasons and when it was time, he went home to be with the Lord. He was proud of my accomplishments and was always a great example of a loving father. As SEASONS OF PURPOSE celebrates Father's Day, I want to remember the Dad who gave me birth and encouraged me in everything that I do.


  1. Your beautiful sentiments not only honored your dad, but honored all our male elders (including my dad) that lived through an era we sometimes forget about. Thanks for sharing your memory and your heart!

  2. yes now that I have a minute I too would like to say what a wonderful thing to have a DAD. So many of us didnt have one and those that were around werent around ( if you no what i mean).

    I would love to share my dad's life and my experiences with him,however that will take more time and pages alloted. :-) but just to say that I love him and truly I dont tell him enough and he means the world to me and yes yes I am indeed an "Daddy's girl"