|Morris Edwards with Andrew in 1974|
Thursday, 13 October 2011
I was laying in bed this morning in that sort of state where one is not exactly awake and not exactly asleep: a state I don't experience that often because I am usually fast asleep or wide awake.
I was conscious of the fact that it was Thursday and was trying to decide on a Thankful Thursday topic. In fact so many things were running through my mind that trying to settle on one was hard. It's not just a question of being thankful either. It's also a question of making it interesting and meaningful. The exercise does, however, make me very conscious of being thankful for so many things and that is, after all, its true purpose.
So often, even when I have a topic in mind, there is a further problem. I feel a bit like Elizabeth Taylor's seventh husband must have felt on their wedding night: I know what's expected but I'm not sure how to make it interesting.
Ten years ago today CJ's and my Dad died. He would have been 104 this year.
He was a wonderful father.
So today I'm thankful for the fact that for well over half a century we had such a wonderful Dad.