Monday, September 8, 2008

Missing my Dad

Two years ago today, I said goodbye to my dad as I watched him take his last breath. It has been a hard two years...many changes. Changes I wish he could have witnessed with me. It's only human to mourn the death of a loved one...and still grieve after 2 years...but I'm also rejoicing because I know he knew Jesus and that he is in a better place. Heaven....dancing on streets of gold, with my brother Herbie...no more pain...surrounded by peace & beauty.
Photo of my Dad in his younger days...I believe this was early 60's. He was a handsome man.

15 comments:

Tori said...

i'm missing poppy too this morning.
thinking of you momma. have a good day! i love you. see you tonight i hope.

DYSFUNCTIONAL MOM said...

He certainly was handsome. I'm sorry for your loss.

Julie said...

I am sorry, but thankful you will see him again in heaven. Love the picture!

Beths Blog said...

I know how you feel and its so ok to still mourn your dad. Mine has been gone for 23 years and I still mourn him being gone and still wonder what it would be like if her were here, knowing the kids, being involved in their lives, knowing him as an adult etc. So, enjoy thinking of him today and what a blessing to know our dad's are in heaven!!!!

Genny said...

What a beautiful post, and what a beautiful spot you have here.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your story about Ed!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

Isn't it wonderful to have that hope of seeing him again? I can't imagine living through the loss of a loved one without that peace.

May you be blessed today as you remember your father...

Becky said...

He was not only a wonderful Father and Poppy, he was the Dearest Father in law so special to me. I hold in my heart the memories.

Thinking of you Betty, John, Megan and Tori

Love you,
Becky

Pennies In My Pocket said...

I just wandered onto your site through SITS and I had to leave you a comment regarding your dad. I'm so sorry for your loss. Oh how that must be beyond painful. Praise Jesus you'll see him again in Heaven!! He was a very handsome man...I'm sure inside as well as out!

Blessings,
~melody~

Aubrey said...

Handsome indeed!
This post brought tears to my eyes. Have comfort in knowing you will be with him and our Lord some day.

4 years later, I still mourn the death of my fat granny. There will be days where I am teary and wish she were here to see & know my youngest child. She too knew Jesus and couldn't wait to be with him. They are in a better place but it still hurts.

Sorry for your loss...

Mariannie said...

Beautiful man gave birth to a beautiful woman gave birth to beautiful daughters...
Positive attitudes and remembering happiness are the best remedies and a wonderful way to celebrate the life of poppy.
-Marianne

WheresMyAngels said...

Doesn't he look like a star in the picture. Sorry for your loss:(

Davila Family said...

Sorry for your loss, Hi I was just looking at your blog and it is really net! I'm related to The Fam Five. I lost my mom 4 years ago and not a day goes by I don't want to pick up the phone and call,so I know how you feel. Hope the rest of your day was better.

Heather said...

I could have sworn I left a comment on this post...

I know how hard it is to miss your dad, even after years have gone by. I lost my dad three years ago; sometimes I still cry thinking about all that he has missed in my life and especially in the lives of my kids.

Thanks for sharing.

Crazy Momma said...

He was a very handsome man. My sister-in-law is going through the loss of her father to cancer. Having never lost a parent, I can't even imagine what either of you have gone/will go through....

Thank you for visiting my blog through SITS. I look forward to seeing you around!

georgie said...

what a sweet post...I am taking care of my dad while he under goes chemo-quite possibly the hardest thing i have ever done in my life...I am sorry for your loss,your dad was a striking fella no wonder your family is beautiful!

I found ya on BATW