No food pics or recipe today…just some sappy family stuff. 🙂
And right here today.
He always makes me laugh…he tells people he’s gluten – free now…he has an obsession with ants and with mowing the grass on Thursday…he’s always made sure we’ve never wanted for anything and more than anything else…he loves our Mom more than life itself.
Only certain kinds of men should be allowed to have daughters and Papa L should be the poster dad. 🙂
He loves it when I talk about him here and normally I would have a pic to go with the post but we still don’t have everything back in its place from the remodel and I can’t get to the pics.
Since this is a food / health issue blog…today I’m going to share a Papa L story related to my Lupus diagnosis.
I was diagnosed the day before Thanksgiving…so right in the middle of the Thanksgiving / Christmas holiday season.
All I ever wanted in life was to have kids. OK…that’s not true. I’ve wanted a lot of things in life but more than anything else I wanted to have kids.
So finding out I couldn’t have them right in the middle of the holiday season was almost more than I could take. In fact I ended up on Zoloft for a little while til I could pull myself together.
Everything was making me sad / cry. Decorations. Christmas Music. Wrapping Paper. Every child I saw. The Cosby Show reruns. Just…everything.
One day Papa L said ‘Let’s get out of the house’.
Now here in rural route that really just means ‘let’s go to Walmart’. And back then we only had a little basic no frills / no groceries Walmart.
So off we went.
And what did we buy you ask?
Well candy of course. 🙂
Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Santa Clause candy to be specific.
And you know what? I ate that candy like a 3 year old and learned a little something too.
Turns out you’re never too old for everything in the world to be made a little…or even a whole lot better…with some candy from your dad. 🙂
Happy Birthday, Papa L. I love you. 🙂
I associate so many different songs / singers with Papa L…everything Willie Nelson…those Celtic lady singers…all sorts of A&M songs…Cattle Call…Sloop John B…really I could go on and on…but since I always emphasize his gift of laughter here I’m going to roll with this one today. When we were little he seriously had a T-shirt with this on it. 🙂