Father’s Day

Father’s Day is nearing and it reminds me of a trip I took several years before my father passed away. He’s been gone four years now but I remember this trip like it was yesterday. Daddy and I loaded up his pickup, trailer, four-wheeler and supplies and we headed out to his favorite rock hunting grounds in Utah. Petrified Wood became his passion in his later years. We camped, dug for wood, rode the four-wheeler and he took me to his favorite diner in Hanksville for a chocolate shake, his favorite. We never found any really good specimens of Petrified Wood, the ground is much harder than when I camped with him as a kid, and gnats really irritate me, but the trip is one I will never forget and always cherish. So my thoughts this morning are of the importance of going somewhere, one-on-one with your dad, even if it can only be for a day. Make a memory that you can cherish forever of that guy who would walk across fire for you if he could.Thanks Daddy, I won’t ever forget.

This is the first Father’s Day for my kids without their dad. I know it won’t be easy and there isn’t anything I can do to lessen the pain. Time will smooth the roughness until the good memories take over and know that he loved you so very very much. Mom

About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature as well as mainstream fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's. Her second novel, Rhyaden, a middle grade fantasy released Nov. 2018. Gardening, exploring National Parks, Kayaking, hiking, and snow-shoeing top her list of favorite hobbies.
This entry was posted in Grief and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s