The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #16698   Message #157429
Posted By: MMario
03-Jan-00 - 12:55 PM
Thread Name: The father / son thing
Subject: RE: The father / son thing
I was in my late twenties before my father ever said "I love you" to me. (that I could recall...and my recall goes back to at least the age of 3) BUT....I CAN honestly say there was never a doubt in my mind that he did, even during the years we couldn't remain in the same room for 5 minutes without having a fight. Never really knew how much I missed it until he DID say it. And will treasure any time he can bring himself to do so....@ 45 I can still count the number of times he has said it on one hand. Growing up in New England means he probably doesn't hear it as often from his sons as he does from his daughters, and less from them then people who live/grew up in other regions of the states and/or world....heck, I was in my thirties before my parent's kissed in front of "the kids"