Friday, October 22, 2010

It's been two years - my father





This weekend will be a time of reflecting and recalling a time that most women dread the most... losing their father. It will be two years this October 23rd that my father passed away.... away to be with the Lord he served and to be with his wife, my mother who had preceeded him just four months earlier. It was hardly a surprise that my father waited until my mother was gone on. He was the caregiver, the protector, the provider. He had survived illnesses and incidents that would have done most men in, but my father persevered to the end... quietly slipping away in the night. I could hardly be sad. My parents were entirely devoted to each other, showing us, their four children, what a loving and solid marriage was all about. We miss you, Daddy, but I know Mother is probably planning a wonderful Italian dinner for you as you both celebrate a time of togetherness. That's just how I see it!



12 comments:

Lisa said...

What a beautiful legacy your Father left you. I know you miss him terribly.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Karen....what a lovely post and a sweet way to honor your Dad :)

Blessings!
Gail

Cindy said...

What beautiful memories you must have.

Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Theresa said...

Oh my sweet friend! To lose them both so close together must have been so hard! My Mom passed away at age 63 and My Dad lived until 84years old! It has been 4 years since he passed away this November 20th. It is so hard then and now! Love to you and your family! HUGS!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

someone said that the best thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother...I think this is so true. What a blessing to have had loving parents and to know they are together with the Lord.
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Julie Harward said...

I see it that way too...they are together and they watch over their children even now. They are a beautiful couple and I know they blessed your life so much! :D

A Vintage Chic said...

What sweet remembrances of your dear Dad, Karen...thanks for sharing them with us.

Julie

Rita said...

What a lovely post and what a tribute to your father. I'm sure he would smile if he could see it.

Celestial Charms said...

Such a lovely tribute to your darling father. Your mother and father's wedding photo is beautiful. How pretty your mom looks in her gorgeous dress.
((Hugs))
Maureen

Nancy's Notes said...

Karen, that was beautiful. Your sweet and precious daddy was a wonderful man, I know you miss him terribly.

Love and blessings.

Nancy

Deb said...

beautiful post...

Laura said...

This is just beautiful Karen-
just beautiful.

Laura