Winston Churchill

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Dad!

Today is my Dad's birthday - the second one since his passing.  The grief and pain I experienced at his sudden death has subsided but there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of my Dad and miss him.  The good thing is that with the pain mostly gone, I can now remember the good times and smile.  I can think about all the good memories I have of my Dad and not feel overwhelmed with sadness.  He was a wonderful father and even though I can't ask for his advice about the current happenings in my life, I have his words in my mind and in my heart - he'll always be with me.  If I could, I would thank him for the legacy he's left - his teachings and example still influence my life and probably always will

I thought it would be fitting to post the last family portrait taken of all of us before my parents left on their mission showing my parents posterity.  Our family is now too big to fit everyone in the frame.  This picture was taken in 2000 and there have been a few additions since then - several grand children and great grand children.  At the time, Brad was the only one missing from this picture - stuck in a traffic jam coming home from work and the photographer couldn't wait.  Happy Birthday Dad.  Your legacy lives on through us and you will never be forgotten.

1 comment:

Lauri's Photography said...

This takes me back. That was the summer I dyed my hair for the first time. Best hair decision I've made so far.
I remember feeling so bummed that mom and dad were leaving and that I might get pregnant while they were gone and how unfair that would be since we'd been wanting a baby for several years. Little did I know it'd take 7 years to get one. Even though Jack was just a year old, I'm glad dad got to see me as a mother finally.
And I'm glad I got to stay with mom for three weeks and watch her love Scott.