Today is Father’s Day here in the UK. Is it just me or is this just something has had a specific day set aside for it within the last few years? I certainly don’t remember their being such a thing when I was young and living at home with Mum and Dad.
Mind you, my Dad has never believed in the commercialism that sounds all these “special” days…Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Easter. and even Christmas. That does not mean he’s ungrateful for the presents he’s given, he simply thinks there’s more important thing we should spend our money on rather than on him!
Dad would rather those he loved had what they needed or wanted rather than him. He always used to tell me he was happy just knowing Mum and I were happy and that we knew he loved us. Just thinking about that makes me all emotional as, for those of you who haven’t been reading my blog for long, Dad has not been well for a number of months now, he sleeps nearly all the time, gets very dizzy and disoriented, his memory is practically non existent as he only seems to know, my Mum, my hubby and me these days – anyone else, including my Mum’s sister, he doesn’t seem to know who they are without being told and explained several times.
It’s very sad, as Dad was always the bright one in the house, who knew everything, and remembered everything. Dad was also a great musician, both composing and playing (trombone). He still writes some music though plays his trombone much less now.
Despite Dad’s health and memory issues these days, I still love him just as much as ever. Anyway, just thought as it was Father’s Day I’d share a wee bit about my Dad with you.
On a lighter notes though, as hubby and I have no children, but do have a cat, called Tigger, I tend to get a card and a present for Tigger to “give” to hubby on Father’s Day just to say thank you to hubby from the cat for being his “daddy”. Well done Tigger!
Having said that, Father’s Day in our household was put on hold today, as I end up having to take hubby to the hospital at 3 o’clock this morning. we got sent to a specialist hospital where he was then admitted. So I’ve spent today getting things sorted for him and then visiting him this afternoon, so we agreed to put “father’s Day” on hold until he gets home from the hospital.
To all dad’s everywhere, whatever you were doing today, I hope you’ve had a very happy Father’s Day