One of the things I have been doing lately is going through a lot of things that we cleaned out from my mom’s storage locker when we moved her the last time. While it is odd to go through things like this while she is still alive it is interesting in a way. I found this prayer that my Daddy had written down and when I saw his handwriting it took me back to years ago. I must admit I had a few tears leak down my cheeks but thought it was a perfect little prayer to share today with you.
July 10, 2019
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That’s a nice prayer all right. Thanks for sharing! It’s interesting going through our parents’ stuff. I remember finding something my grandma wrote about my piano playing. She really liked it when I played and never knew until I read what she wrote.
Well that was a really nice gift to find out that your grandma liked your piano playing! I love that! And how you never would have known if you hadn’t found that. Very sweet.
Beth Ann I know it’s a tough thing to go through and can be very emotional draining. When my father died over 10 years ago I was going through his stuff and found the most beautiful love letter I have ever seen. My parents by then had been divorced many years. It was to the true love of his life. They had dated in High School and my grandmother had run her off. They got back together after my father had been shot at work. ( he was a St. Louis City beat cop) Of course I gave it to her. Just cherish those precious memories.
Oh that is such a lovely story, Mike. I do cherish those things. It is amazing what we have found when sorting through things and it makes me wonder what I will leave behind for my boys to find….
When dad was shot on June 14th of 1982 we came within an eyelash of losing. To be honest about it my parents marriage was on the rocks anyway and the shooting just sped things up. The criminal who shot my dad was killed that night. So when they came to me and ask me about putting a guard on the door I didn’t feel it was necessary. That decision has changed our lives to this very day. Marie ( the woman my dad had dated in High School) saw the story about the shooting and came by the hospital to check on dad. The thing is if I would have had them put a guard on that door she would have never been allowed to see him because I had no idea who she was and their past relationship. She still lives in St. Louis and we speak on a regular basis. If you would ever look at dads obit. you would see that her name comes first. Dads instructions to me were pretty simple he wanted me to make sure she was taken care of and the funeral was the way she wanted it. I do like the thing you do to promote different causes because in the end it’s all about helping others. Have a wonderful day! Mike
Such a sweet find. I remember when we were going through grandma’s house last year and how emotional it was… she was such a hoarder when it came to papers and documents. She had been the bookkeeper for their company of stores and I guess it was just force of habit.
We found love letters that grandpa and her wrote each other while he was stationed in Texas and it shed such a different light on things.
A lovely poem and such a nice memory as well. I found the letters mom sent to my dad when they were dating. I gave them to my daughter to keep in the family.
A lovely prayer and a beautiful keepsake for you from your father. <3
awww, how lovely to find!!!
A lovely handwritten prayer. A true remembrance and worthy of a few tears.
Bittersweet and beautiful.
Beautiful prayer. A very important part of your Father lives on.