Sunday, May 6, 2012

Missing my Father Today on His Birthday...

 Today I really miss my handsome father....
 

 Today would have been his 85th birthday.


My father was a very sweetheart of a dad, grandfather, and husband.  He was a hard worker, very optimistic, loved to laugh and so loved his family.
with my brother....
with me....
 He loved the outdoors...
He was always busy whether building or fixing something, playing his accordian, socializing and ball room dancing with my mother, fishing, spending time doing something at the cottage with my boys....with all of us.  He was so interested in everything.

My father was so very full of life always and no matter whether he was not feeling good he tried to feel better and he just didn't want to give up.  But 5 years ago yesterday I know he still didn't give up even though he went up to be with the Lord.

He is in our thoughts all the time.  There is so much I wish I had talked to him about.  I just never thought he was going anywhere....yet.  But I think of the wonderful times and I see his laughter and hear his little jokes and that makes me smile.   I love you dad...always...    Judi xoxo

7 comments:

Shelia said...

Aww, Judi, my heart goes out to you. Very nice tribute to your dear father! He was a handsome man and you were such a little cutie.
Blessings,
Shelia ;)

Modern Curtains said...

Greetings!
CranberryBlossom
This post is just a tremendously nicely structured piece. Awesome things you have here. Best of luck!

Theresa said...

Oh, I know what you mean! My Dad's Birthday is coming up next week! He would have been 90! HUGS to you dear friend!

Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

Sad to lose a loved one, but you will always remember him. Sweet post, Judi, and know he is thanking you for it.

pchickki said...

Happy Birthday to your handsome loved Father. He was the same age as my Father.
This is a wonderful way to remember him on his birthday.
Hope you are doing well Judi
Hugs to you

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

What wonderful family photos. Thanks for sharing them.

C'est moi Claudette said...

Hi Judi
It sounds like he was a WONDERFUL dad. I miss mine too so very much.
This is the week I get my cookies from you. Thursday I'm taking Sister to a tea house and I will present her with the bouquet of your sweets. Can't wait to see them.
Hope they make it here by Wed.
xoxoxoxo