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The holidays always make me retrospective. My Dad died on Dec 23 like 11:30 pm. I was 3-1/2. Life growing up without him has been hard. I am not boo-hooing. I have many things I am very greatfull for,mainly my family and great friends
The holiday seasons always kinda sucked for me because working in retail Christmas is jammed down everyones' throats, because coperate entities keep putting out their wares earlier and earlier.
The sadness of the holdays has mainly went away for me now that I am a Father to 2 wonderfull children. I get to see all this splendor from the perspective of a child again, and amazed at all the stuff I have taken for granted, whether it be a snowfall or A dude dressed up as Santa, seeing my daughters' eyes light up when she sees a Santa, almost always brings a tear to my jaded eyes. Hearing my son talk about what he wants to be when he grows up, and all his plans for the future. He tells me he wants to be a Marine. Little stuff like that brings a smile to my heart and puts a smile on my face also. My car died about 2 months ago, and we were down to just one car. It was a bad time for us do to the expense of having to get another car. One sunday my son comes up to me and he has his hands behind his back. He tells me to close your eyes DaDa so I do he holds out his hands and is holding an envelope. I open the present and inside is about 3 dollars and some change. He hops into my lap and whispers in my ear buy a car. I damn neared started balling! I got all choked up and told him to put his money into his piggy bank and that everything was gonna be all right. That was one of the coolest things that ever happened to me