This morning I woke and as usual I paid very little attention to Valentines Day. However within minutes of getting up I was embarrassed into remembering, it’s not about just me as yer man arrived in with a bunch of roses. I was pathetically delighted.
He wasn’t finished there. He produced three more small bunches and delivered them to our three girls. It brought me back to the first year he discovered he was going to be a Dad. That Valentines day he gave me a single rose, and one for his unborn baby. Every year since then he has given them something small. When they were younger, he would give them cards and “post” them in the door. They were always so charmed and fully believed somebody they didn’t know had sent them. On a few occasions they even assured us they knew which local boy it was.
Today as I watched them receive their Valentines gift, I thought how they have come to take it for granted. It made me sad and even a little cross. They have no idea how lucky they are.
What I wouldn’t give to receive a gift from my Dad.
I remember how, as a teenager, my Dad would on occasions bring me freesias and put them in my bedroom. When he became ill, my mum would buy them on his behalf. As I would go to bed at night the air would be filled with their fragrance. A smell which will forever be associated with my Dad. Today I still love freesia, and they bring back some very happy memories, even if at times those memories bring tears.
Today St Valentines Day, I am lucky to be able to spend it with someone I love. However there is a part of me which my husband will always have to share. The part which will always be held for my first true love…my Dad.
So Happy Valentines Day Dad. Love you for always. xxxxxxxxx
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21 thoughts on “I remember my first true love. My Dad.”
That is sweet! You are so lucky and blessed to have gotten such generous men in your life. 😉
What a beautiful sentiment. I’m glad to hear you have so much love in your life and wish you a very happy V Day. 🙂
Yes I am lucky, but I do think my first love with my Dad put me on the right road.
Two lovely men and three lovely daughters. Scents. Love. I suspect your husband doesn’t mind sharing that love with your dad. 🙂
You’re right, he’s always known who owns the top spot!
There’s a special relationship between father and daughter.
Yes I agree. I hero worshiped my Dad, and I watch my girls now and wonder in years to come how will they feel about their Dad?
When my father died she was so very sad beyond words. They had a special relationship that also exists between mothers and dons.
I so get you. I have only one son and Wow, my feelings for him are way beyond “Irish mammy”.
Beautiful! You are lucky to have had such a great relationship with your dad, and your husband sounds like a wonderful man too! I also love freesias – one of my favorites!
You are very lucky to have and have had so good men in your life.
I am indeed. Thank you.
touching as always, tric. xx Happy Valentine’s Day from one daddy’s girl to another.
Hope you had a great day. Thanks I bet you it’s lovely to see your little lady and her Dad together. Mind you sons and mothers is a special bond too.
Me too! Happy Valentines Day!
Happy Belated Valentines to you both.
beautiful post, tric, and a lovely tribute to your dad, as well as your children’s dad )
Thanks Beth. It’s nice to remember him, but so sad he left so soon. I do enjoy watching my own girls with their Dad though.
Aww…. I want to give you a hug now. My Dad was my first love too. When I see my daughter with her Dad, I can see the same relationship developing.
Thanks. It’s a lovely relationship when you see it in action. My relationship with my Dad taught me a lot about loving.
How lovely that you have such precious tender memories of your dad. My dad is kind, but not at all sociable and it just wouldn’t have occurred to him to do anything like that for me. He’ll fix the plumbing, but it isn’t really the world’s most romantic thing, is it?!