Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Missing You...


doing some reflecting

and remembering

feeling a little sad

but trying not to get down

my supercouple would have celebrated 47 years
of wedded bliss yesterday

1998

and tomorrow it will be 10 years
since my Daddy went to heaven

tough week


we put a memorial in the paper this year

Looking back today it is hard to imagine
that 10 years have gone by
you will forever be a part of our lives
as we hold back tears and try not to cry

You left us peaceful memories
your love is still our guide
and though we cannot see you
you are always at our side

Thinking about the good times
remembering the good and forgetting the bad
you left a loving family and many friends behind
and we shall reunite with you in due time
Always missed and forever in our hearts.


why does it still hurt so much??

I feel like my heart is being squeezed out of my chest

it's not like this all the time

thankfully

I do not dwell on his last days
hours or minutes

because I was there at the end

I do remember the good times

laughing ~ singing
he loved to sing

that's where I get it from


miss you Dad
xo


13 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Oh Lori,
It is so sad when our parents leave us. I'm a couple of decades older than you and both our sets of parents have gone and not a day goes by without me thinking of them. My dad was the last and died at the great age of 91.....people say that he had a good innings but, if he had lived to 150, it wouldn't make any difference. It is still hard no matter what age. We have to focus on all of the happy times that we spent with them and the memories that no one can take away. It is part of the process and also shows what a wonderful dad he was to you. I'm sure that he would want you to be happy and remember the good times and to go and have a great big cocktail......I'm sure that he's been having some up there over Christmas !!!!
...... thank you so much for re-commenting on my post. You are a true blogging friend. Trust me to delete the whole thing !!!!
Take care Lori and try to be happy that you spent many years with your Dad and have lots of happy times to look back on. Lots of love. XXXX

the cinnamon post said...

can you feel that?
its my big hug:)

The White Farmhouse said...

Aw Sweetie, I am so sorry that you are feeling down. I wish there was something that I could say to cheer you up. My mom died 25 years ago and it still hurts as bad now as it did then. I just don't dwell on it now like I did then. From all you have said about your dad and getting to know the beautiful woman he raised he must have been one helluva guy. Cherish your memories and be grateful that you had him as a part of your life, no matter how short it feels.

Kim said...

xxx

Mikal said...

I wish I could hug you in person right now.

Cathi said...
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Cathi said...

Oh, Lori - I know how you feel. I have been missing my dad alot (it will be 5 years next month), especially during the holidays and it's tough. From the beginning I vowed to make my dad proud as he wanted me to have a happy life and wouldn't have wanted me to be sad. I'm sure your dad would want the same for you, as you seem to be doing very well! My girlfriend just lost her dad last week, so I have kind of been re-living this again with her. No matter the circumstances, it's always so hard to lose someone. Cheers to your dad and to your mom for living a wonderful life together. I love the tribute that you put in the paper - just wonderful! Much love and many hugs to you, my friend! xxoo :) P.S. You look SO MUCH like your dad!! :)

Farmgirl Paints said...

Oh hon I'm so sorry. My Honey's dad died 3 years ago and he still cries over it. I don't know if you ever truly get over the loss of a parent. Praying peace and comfort over you today friend.

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

My favorite card I received when I lost my adorable mom to cancer 5 years ago, was a card that said . . . "what the heart has once known ~ it can never forget." I framed that card and have it with my favortie picture of my mom.

I am so sorry for you loss. Glad you are taking the time to feel the loss and process it and share it. I am praying for you.

Fondly,
Glenda

kimberly at mimicharmante said...

Sweet friend,
There are times when I wish more than ever that we lived closer. I almost said "that we were closer" but I know you know how much I adore you and your friendship, so it is merely distance that makes it difficult. I can't imagine how your heart feels as you know how much I adore my dad. Please know that I am thinking of you and hoping that you find peace in remembering those wonderful times you shared with him.
Love you.

Joyce said...

Somedays it doesn't get any easier. Sending you hugs my friend.
It seems as the months go ito years I too miss my dad. xo

Gina said...

Your dad, my uncle Dave, will live forever in our hearts and memories. "There's not a day...that you don't cross my mind." Wish I was there to play our song, have a good cry and share some big hugs. My thoughts are always with you this time of year. Love you & miss you,
G xo

Simone said...

Oh Lori, this really made me cry....what a beautiful post.

Altho my husband has us, I know that not a day passes when he doesn't miss both his parents enormously, it's as though he has lost his anchor....I don't think he'll ever get over it, it's a continual sadness with him.

I absolutely the photo of him holding you, it's beautiful.....he'd be so proud of you Lori, I know that for sure....you are a wonderful and special person.

Love you sweetie, big hugs xxxx