Sunday, June 20, 2010

my treat today

Since Wendy's was fundraising for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, that was where my mom and I decided to go for lunch today. For each Frosty purchased, money was donated to that worthy cause and I wanted to do my part to support it.

I have had a few moments of tears today, because I miss my own dad, who died in 1997 when I was 20. Each Father's Day is difficult, but I did think I would get to celebrate my husband as a father this year, but that wasn't how it worked out.

This is the last good picture I have of my dad and I, taken about 6 months before he died. We went to a wedding (for my cousin Jen) and she did a neat thing where the guests were all photographed as they came in and the pictures were put in a guest book. A friend happened to be standing there and also snapped a picture, and framed it for me later after he was gone. It is a great treasure.

Ironically, or coincidentally, my dad loved Wendy's so the fact that we ate there today was honoring him as well as helping raise money. My mom and I laughed as several Paul Simon songs came on in the restaurant, one of his favorite singers. It is hard to be without him today, but I know that one of these days, Father's Day won't bother me so much.

Tomorrow I will tell you about the chaos that was the BBQ at my in-laws house. OMG, it was a hectic good time! Right now I need a nap.

12 comments:

Ann - Building a Nest said...

What a sweet picture of you and your dad!

I love a frosty!

Deb & Blake said...

Thinking of you today. It's wonderful to have great memories and photos to help us get through the rough days. My Daddy passed away Father's Day weekend three years ago.

Frizzy and Bird said...

The thing that comes to mind is your dad was communicating with you today through the music and through the offer. IT was his way of getting you there and letting you know he is with you and loves you. I got chills just reading this post. Sending you and your father loving thoughts and wishes on this special day.

Alison said...

That is a great picture of you two. I'm glad you have that to remind you of him.

Frosties are awesome!

Trisha said...

Great picture of you and your Dad!

Grace in my Heart said...

I heard about the Wendy's treat, but missed it...glad you got to partake! :) Frosty's are my favorite! Prayers for your family- what a cute picture of you and your dad!

KT said...

:) Frostys... Happy thoughts to you on Fathers Day; glad you have happy memories to keep his spirit alive!

Jeremiah 29:11 said...

We went to Wendy's also! I didn't realize they had so many different kinds of Frosty's now... it was so YUMMY and a fun way to support adoption. :)

the misfit said...

Mmm...frosties. I'm sorry you're missing your dad.

marge said...

i love the wendy's fundraising! isn't it great? and what a special gift that picture is!

Foster Family said...

Love the pic of you and the Frosty and even better the post earlier of the yellow gumballs. So funny! You have a great sense of humor...I love it about you. Miss you. We need to get together soon.

Suzie-Q T-Pie said...

Great pic of you and your dad! sending good thoughts your way:)