Sunday, February 24, 2013

My dad...

I realized that it's not often that I post anything about my dad.
Except that he made it to my wedding.
 
He emailed me a link to a video his friend uploaded on YouTube.
See...my dad is a musician.
Has been for forever.
My FAVORITE memories when I was little was watching my parents' band play.
When I visit my dad, I make him play his guitar and sing for me.
And he will. But when he tries to stop, I make him "sing one more".
This goes on for hours ;)
As I was watching this video, I started thinking I really need to try to get up there and visit. It's been way too long. The last time I saw my dad was....my wedding? So almost 5 years ago.
That makes me sad. He's never met my kids.
I try not to think about it much...or else I'd probably cry.
 
 
Background for anyone interested:
My parents got divorced when I was 8. We were living in Chewelah, Washington at the time. When they divorced, my mom took my brother, and I to live in Southern California with my grandparents. My mom remarried when I was 9. My step-dad, John, was in the Air Force and was about to be stationed in Englad. So we moved there for 3 years. Had a little contact through letters with my dad, and I think TWO phone calls during that time.
When we moved back to the states, we were in California for a little bit, then my mom moved us to St. George, Utah. We visited my dad when I was 13. So, 4 years of not seeing him then. That was the last time I'd had that long of a gap of seeing him. I tried to make sure I visited him here and there. But after our wedding, we just haven't made it work.
It just sucks when I happen to think "what if something happens?....and I don't GET to see him again...." I don't like that....
 


4 comments:

Hillary said...

If one of us kids haven't heard from my dad in more than three days, we assume he's died in his apartment while watching westerns on Netflix. Oliver even once drove down from Logan to Ogden just to make sure he was alive. He was. He was just sleeping and watching westerns on Netflix.

Danielle said...

I'm pretty sure my dad's siblings stay in contact with him more than me. His sister lives there, so I THINK they'd find him...I HOPE they would. He's got a million and 2 friends though...but they might not know to call US....

♥jaleegirl♥ said...

You could always buy him a ticket and fly him down. That's what we did. Figured it was cheaper than flying all of us up. You just have to cross your fingers that he doesn't get a gig for that weekend.

Danielle said...

Yeah, J...that worked last time. :P