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So, I finally met Dad's girlfriend last night. She's a petite woman, with pretty silver hair in a shoulder length bob. She seems very sweet and easy to talk to. I know Dad is crazy about her, and she certainly seems to like him, but I honestly don't know how serious she is about him. She's much more recently widowed; her husband has only been gone a year. I know a year after Mom died, Dad certainly wasn't ready to date.

I swear, I feel like the parent of a teenager sometimes. I worry if she's going to break my father's heart. I wait up for him to come home when they go out. (Sort of, he usually gets home around midnight, and I generally don't go to sleep before 2AM, so it's not like I'm not already up.) It's just that Dad seems happier and healthier now than he's been in a lot of years. I don't want anything to ruin that.

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I can imagine how worried you must be about your dad, but it sounds like it's a good thing for him, right now. It's kind of cute--you waiting up for him.

I feel like one of those crazy overprotective parents! I'm too young for that!

I guess you have to trust that they know what they are doing and that everything is going to out they way it's suppose to regardless of what happens between them

You're absolutely right, I know that, but I still worry about Dad getting his heart broken. The thought of that is just so painful.

Awww, that is so cute. I'm glad your dad found someone and doing so well. She may be the sort of person who can't really be happy when she's alone, so it may not be that she needs/wants to be alone for more than a year.

I hope she does want something serious. I don't want my dad to be heartbroken. But he's such a good guy, I'm sure in time he would find someone else if this relationship doesn't work out.

i hope your dad is happy, and that she doesn't hurt him. :)

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It's just so weird! Watching my father date has to be the most bizarre thing I've ever done.

Glad I'm not alone in this, though!

I think this is good! I wouldn't worry so much about the fact that her husband died last year - everyone grieves differently and at different rates, as you know, and some people are able to move on more quickly than others. Also, if her husband was seriously ill for a longish time before he passed, she may have done a lot of her grieving before he died. She sounds lovely and all my prayers are that your Dad remains healthy and happy with her in his life, and so do you.

You're certainly right about the time thing. And the before death grieving- her husband was battling lung cancer fro 5 years before he passed. He was practically a vegetable when we went. This is a situation Dad (and I) know all too well, unfortunately.

She is lovely. She just sent Dad an e-mail, thanking him for the wonderful night, and telling him how blessed he is to have such a wonderful family. So I'm keeping my fingers crossed that all work out.

Thank you so much, Nansi. It's always so great to hear from you! (And love to Annie, too!)

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