This is going to be a very thought provoking and quiet day for me because 2 years ago today my precious father passed away. I still can't imagine he could be gone. He was a good father and husband and his family meant so much to him. He was always so proud of me... and my brother... and my sons....and his other 2 grandsons and great granddaughter.. and my mom.
In the above picture my dad was about 18 years old and in the army in Finland.
I can still hear his laughter and see the wonderful look on his face when he was laughing. He could always see the bright side of life and would quietly chuckle at some things where someone else might not see it that way. My dad was a hard worker and it seemed he could do and fix anything.
I like this picture of my father and I.
This picture was taken on my wedding day. He was so handsome.
My dad had so many interests and had a real love for life and his family and friends...the cottage...fishing...playing the accordion...dancing...picking berries...he built out cottage to name a few. I've learned, we all have, so much from him and miss him dearly and I always...always will.
He was the most optimistic person and I know thats what always made him better when others I'm sure would have given up. My dad had to undergo a number of surgeries for vascular problems but he always pushed through. A few years ago during surgery while the repair went well there was accidental damage and although he tried so hard for a couple of years, in the end he just had to give up. I think that might be the first time he ever did...he was always so persistant in life, in a good way. I don't think a day goes by that I don't think of him. Memories are wonderful aren't they...something may happen or someone may say something that triggers a memory and brings him back to me.
I love you dad.....we all do....
I hope your day will be lovely and shared with someone you love.... Judi xoxo
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