Remembering a true love event  

rm_tardisiii 57M
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1/11/2006 5:12 pm

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Remembering a true love event

As I was at work today I realized that it was the date 3 years ago my father passed away and I stopped to reflect on what an extrodinary man he was. I specifically remember a day when I was 4 years old. It was cold outside and my mother had sent us kids, still to young to attend school, outside to play . Coming in to warm up later in the day I could hear my mother weeping very softly. I remember staring at her with tears welling up inside me. I don't know why but I felt very sad for her. I heard over the radio that JFK had been shot. I vaguely knew who he was but that he was very important to my mother and father.
Suddenly the door flew open and there stood my father all 6 ft 6 in and 260 lbs. A mass of a man who by his size could intimidate anyone who crossed him. He held my mother like a man truly in love. It was as if he could reach into her very soul and ease her pain. They stood there for what seemed like hours but may have been only a matter of minutes. Here was a man so intuitive to the needs of his wife and family that he left his job, drove home and placed the needs of a woman, who he knew loved him and would have forgiven him for not being there, above anything and everything just to show her that he loved her and his family and for what turned out to be a very difficult day for a nation. I loved that man and aspire to be that attentive and astute about the world around me. That I suppose was a simpler time and family and marriage may have meant more to those of that generation but it still had a very profound impact on me maybe that's why I remember it without sadness but that through tragedy there is always something or someone who should be there to help the ones get over those emotional shots on your heart and soul.

49AK 55M
1823 posts
1/11/2006 6:36 pm

that was really beautiful...

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