Chase what mattered

My dad died on Saturday. He made it to 59-3/4, the last "and 3/4" spent fighting sickness in the hospital.

I miss what could have been, but I don't think I miss him for what was. Our estrangement and relative superficiality, however, and the fact that no more solving can occur now, calls me to contemplate what matters as a father to my own two children.

This call makes a certain Chase commercial seem even more distant now than when I blogged about it last May: Chase what [really] matters


Billy Coffey January 27, 2009 at 10:02 AM  

Prayers and condolences to you, Sam. I'm sure it's difficult to maybe leave some things unsaid, but the fact that you're thinking about your relationship with your children means you're firmly on the right path.

Theresa January 27, 2009 at 4:32 PM  

Please accept my condolences for your father's passing, and thank you for your honesty about your relationship. My prayers are with you and your family.

Bradley J Moore January 27, 2009 at 6:54 PM  

Sam I am so sorry for your loss. I echo Bill Coffey's comment, if you can work some of those things out with your own kids, then you are way ahead of the game. God bless you during this difficult time.

Sam Van Eman January 30, 2009 at 2:11 PM  

Thank you, all.

I returned home last night after three days of sorting and tossing and packing his belongings. I'm tired.

Every Square Inch February 2, 2009 at 10:05 PM  

Very sorry for your loss, Sam. May God comfort you...and help you to take delight in the children He's given to you

Marcus Goodyear February 3, 2009 at 2:33 PM  

Sam, I'm so sorry to hear this--and even sorrier that I didn't check sooner. Prayers for you and your family.

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