Life in progress

#SoCS – Call


If I could call my dad, he’d be amazed that I was using a wireless phone, because he died in 1978. Or maybe he wouldn’t, if he’s really watching over me.

If I could call my dad, he’d say he wishes he could meet his grandkids. Though two of them are too big to dandle on his knee.

If I could call my dad, I think he’d be proud of me for continuing his love of telling stories.

If I could call my dad, he’d be happy that I kept my sense of humour, even through all the shit I’ve been through.

If I could call my dad, he might or might not think I’m doing enough for my mother. He may just acknowledge that I’ve got enough to do already.

If I could call my dad, I’d be grateful for one last chance to give him the opportunity to make me spit tea through my nose …

If I could call my dad, I’d tell him I’m doing my best.

If I could call my dad, I’d tell him I miss him.

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Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

28 thoughts on “#SoCS – Call

  1. this was beautiful Linda. I can tell you really loved your dad, and you miss him…

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  2. I know your dad would be proud of you. ❀

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  3. ❀ ❀ ❀

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  4. It never gets easy, does it?

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  5. Absolutely a beautiful post πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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  6. We miss or relations (dead or alive) and heavy hearts are lightened with a call. A touching read, Linda. G

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  7. I second all those things.

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  8. This one went straight to my heart. I’m sorry your dad died so long ago, but glad you have these memories like spitting tea through your nose. My dad died in 2017. I talk to him sometimes and sometimes I get a response. Whether it’s him responding or just what I think he’d say, I don’t know. (He’s saying it’s him.) Anyway, I think your dad knows and he’s proud of you. ❀

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  9. Hugs my friend. It never gets any easier. I “call” my dad often which basically means talking to myself about what I would want to tell him.

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  10. I’m pretty sure your dad would be proud.

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  11. A great piece! I wish I could call my dad, too! Thanks for sharing! πŸ’™

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  12. Oh Linda 😍😍😍

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