It would be interesting to know the context here, I imagine I was talking about you sharing your last days with your mother's husband here, or you're happy childhood with your sister's father.
My dad at the time was still very much alive, and I was sharing with you all that even though he was an Atheist and a Physicist, the differences between us never prevented us from having delightful, engaging, exploratory, explanatory, loving discussions with one another.
His unconditional love for me was self-evident in all his words and deeds.
You (Bette) had recently opened up to all of us about your relationship with your daddy, and I did not want you to feel bad that I was so happy about mine.
I haven't ever lost that love for him, even though he crossed in August.