I haven’t seen my dad in about two years. I haven’t talked to him on the phone in at least 15 months, and the majority of our correspondence over the past two years has been written, and most of it from me to him. He has sent birthday cards, Mother’s Day cards, and Christmas cards, but that’s about it. However, he sent me a Mother’s Day card this year, with an attached note that made me laugh, and made me realize how much I miss him, especially since I have no one else. And since Philadelphia is only a short drive away (a little over an hour), once I get paid this week I’m going to go down and see him for the day. I’ll probably take him out to Panera Bread for lunch, where we can catch up. And by catch up, I mean spend several hours talking, since he’s very talkative, and we have several years to catch up on. Sheesh. He’s been doing pretty much the same, as far as I know, but there have been a lot of life changes for me and for other family members (my mom, my brothers, etc.) that I only glossed over or touched briefly on in cards and letters.
I’m definitely taking my camera with me, because I don’t have a lot of photos of my dad, and that makes me sad. :( Here’s the only one I have of him online, and it’s from 1994. Needless to say, I need some updated ones!