It's been a tough ride for dad this past while...but after two bouts in hospital dealing with pneumonia...and another to address the side effects of med's...he is back at home once again. I have a storehouse of good memories...and pictures from the past...and most every time we are together, I hear more stories...and so my dad has written the book of his life one chapter at a time. But here is a chapter that has never been written...going shopping for clothes with his daughters. We thought we would get him some clothes for Father's Day...and allow him a little input...and so we are taking him shopping this afternoon. He is much more comfortable in Lordco or Home Hardware...but tonight we will go to a clothing store.
We thought that if we combined the shopping with a little eating...it would be much more palatable for him...and so we will go out for dinner. We will try to stay away from ABC Country Restaurant...his favorite spot for pie and ice-cream. That may just be a little too painful...since pie à la mode is now on his forbidden food list. Tonight we will try something new!
We will be making new memories...and adding another chapter to the book.
He has been a great dad...a provider and a support...a jack-of-all-trades...a dad who could fix anything...a story-teller extradaordinaire...the No.1 Toronto Blue Jays fan...one who delights in his family...a beloved dad, grandpa and great-grandpa. I am so glad I can celebrate Father's Day with him again this year!
Have a wonderful weekend...