A Birthday Gift To You Dad
Richard "Larry" Fleming
March 18, 1936 ~ August 26, 2015
June 21, 1966
The days are tough since you have gone.
Last night I was at a birthday dinner and one gentleman who sat across from me reminded of you. Of course, knowing today is your birthday, I listened to him and watched him even more. Memories came flooding through me. Wonderful, loving, and funny memories.
The family misses you more than you could ever know. You were, and still are, superman to me. You never "told" me what to do, you would say a few simple words, let me make my own decisions and watch me grow. I'm forever grateful for the life and trust you have always given me.
During one of our last conversations, I mentioned I wasn't happy with my weight (I hadn't been for many years). In your own typical way, you simply said, "Then why don't you do something about it?" Period, the end, off to another subject.
Of course, coming from you dad, that was a profound statement which grew even more after you passed. Always making things sound so simple...I am so grateful you are no longer suffering.
I once again took your words and ran with them. So, in honor of you, for your birthday, I want you to know, I listened to you once again. I couldn't do it before, no matter how hard I tried, but now, dad, you gave me the power to do it.
To show how important you have been to me my whole life, and by you making it "simple," I have a birthday gift for you!
Because I have always listened to you, I have now lost 60 pounds! Thank YOU!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!
Forever more I will always think, "What would dad say or do?"
Through my tears and heartache, I am hoping you know how important you were to me. I love and miss you so much!
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