Saturday, June 14, 2008

R.I.P. Daddy - Eugene Talmadge Crawford, 1933-2008


I wanted to let you know that my Daddy died this evening... just a few hours before my brother and got here to say our goodbyes. 
I could tell you a lot of things about my Daddy... he could be crass, but then turn around and be tender the next minute. There were many times he spoke without thinking, but I think he felt he knew what was best for all of us.
We battled during my teenage years and I spent my adult years trying to make up for it. 
The last good conversation I had with Daddy was Monday and he talked really clear to me... he told me how much he loved us and how proud he was that I found such a great husband and we had our wonderful Savannah... as he said "You two go together like two peas in a pod."
I loved my Daddy... he was a gentle giant in many ways... with a much bigger bark than bite (although I'm not going to lie and say there was never was a bite!)
I know people like to remember the dead as saints... and although I love my Daddy very much and always will, he had flaws like every other person.
I wish I would have made it here to say goodbye to Daddy, but I'm so very thankful for the last good conversation we had together... we said our goodbyes then.
I love you Daddy... and I promise that my beautiful Savannah will know how much you loved her and wanted to see her grow.



5 comments:

Ms. F said...

I couldn't have said it better myself...

Andy said...

Sharon, I just learned about your father. I'm sure he knew how much you loved him. Just make good on your promise regarding Savannah. I'm thinking of you and the entire Crawford family today. Call when you can.

Love,

Andy

Anonymous said...

Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family. We love you Mom & Dad

Megan said...
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Megan said...

We'll be thinking of you and keeping your family in our prayers. I am so glad that you and your Daddy were able to have such a good conversation this week and share your love for each other.