Remembering His Laughter

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Sometimes at night, after the kids and dogs are asleep and the house is finally quiet, I’ll close my eyes, concentrate really hard, and try to remember my dad’s voice.  I’ll try to replay a conversation we had or image what he might say about something going on in my life today. 

Usually, though, all I can remember is the sound of his laugh.  Filling a room then, and my heart now.

I hope that’s the kind of legacy I leave one day.

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10 Thoughts to “Remembering His Laughter”

  1. Trish D

    Beautifully said. My son was about 6 when my dad passed away….he’s now 26 and when we talk about my dad..the thing he seems to remember the most is how much Dad liked to laugh and bring joy to everyone around him. I’m thinking that’s a pretty good legacy. When I find myself forgetting his voice…all I have to do is watch a Kentucky basketball game and I can hear my dad loud and clear ;)…this past season would have driven him up the wall!!

  2. msj

    Nice post. I really understand what you have been going through. My mom passed away unexpectedly last February 8th. We played golf together 15 days before she died. Most days I’ll be fine, then out of nowhere, I’ll feel a wave of grief pass over me. I tell all my friends to cherish every day you have with your loved ones. You never know when something will happen. Best wishes for you and you family.
    mj

  3. Sheri

    My dad passed away one year two month ago and I do the same thing. I picture him sitting in his favorite chair in my house. I feel the bear hugs he would always give me and I can hear him calling me Sheri Berry. There’s not a day goes by I don’t try to remember because I don’t ever want to forget. I miss him so much.

  4. jamie60

    Oh Honey…Feel that? Wrapping my arms around you…Love is truly all around You and Yours…Just embrace it!!!

  5. Ginny

    I do the very same thing. And then I usually cry.

  6. Ginny

    I do the very same thing. And then I usually cry because I miss it so very much.

  7. paulette

    I sit on the back porch and think of that laugh so often. I miss hearing him cheering on his Gators or golf.

  8. Just looking at that picture of your dad makes me smile. He always seemed like such a wonderful happy man. You were lucky to have each other.

  9. Cindy

    It is so awesome to remember the good times that you had with your father:)

  10. Lindsay Campbell

    I can still hear your dad’s voice and laugh. It was the best. 🙂

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