Thursday, 19 March 2009

Cosy = My Dad



When I think of the word cosy my Dad immediately springs to mind. Its not as if he was particularly cuddly or warm, he was 6ft and rather skinny most of his life. Its more the safe "cosy" I felt whenever we were together. Dad worked in an office and for as long as I can remember he carried musk lifesavers around in his suit jacket pocket. That lovely musk smell would greet me every time I hugged him around the waist, and so forever more that smell will make me smile, make me feel loved, happy and cosy. His lap was cosy too, his laugh big and expansive..I would sit and watch old British comedies tucked up on Dad's lap or scrunched in next to him as close as I could be! When I hug my boys now I just hope they feel that same amazing feeling of belonging that my Dad gave to me. When they curl up on a couch with their children I hope they'll remember the cosiness they felt as a child just as I do. Now that Dad's no longer alive, I really miss him but I hope wherever he is now he knows what a lovely legacy he left me! Hope he's cosy too :)

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9 comments:

Sue said...

Aw, you and Big Al!

I love how he was always cool enough within himself to wear a stupid party hat :)

Maureen said...

i never heard of musk lifesavers. Interesting. Feeling loved is the best kind of cozy I think. I'm glad you experienced it with him.

Kirsty said...

Smell is an amazing anchor. My Dad's smell when I was growing up was Stimorol chewing gum.

trashalou said...

nothing was better than snuggled up cosily with a parent.

Lacey said...

Awww love how your dad was so cool and wearing the party hat!!!

Lark said...

What a lovely post. It made me cry a little, as I feel just the same about my own lovely dad, who died four years ago just after our second son was born. The last thing I did when he died was hug him, so that I could remember how it felt forever, the safest feeling in the world! I often think about it, like you, when I am cuddling my boys. Thank you for this lovely post - I'm sure your boys will grow up with the same feelings of love and security that you did, they are so lucky! xx

Cloudbusting said...

aww thankyou all for your comments! smell is an amazing anchor to memories, Kirsty!
Susie, wasnt Dad just able to get down and be a kid, he didnt care how it made him look! :) bless him for that!
Maureen, you dont have musk lifesavers in the UK? Im sure they still sell them here, havent checked though.
trashalou! hello, yep there are few things nicer than snuggling parents and then one day snuggling your own children :)
Lark: thankyou for your lovely words! Im so sorry that you too have lost your precious Dad, its not something you ever really heal from! thankfully there are memories and feelings to rest in.

Cloudbusting said...

Lacey! thankyou for visiting *hug* I think my Dad was pretty cool for wearing that hat haha!

The Mummy and The Muse said...

Beautiful memories.