Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Daddy

Daddy died June 8th.  He was a good, kind man who loved music, nature, good food and life.  

It took me awhile to post this.  It is funny, the things we avoid while grieving.  Writing these simple words are really a bit too much right now but I felt the need to honor him with just a note today....more later.  At 88 years old, he had enjoyed a full life...but letting go is always hardest for those left behind.

He was Daddy, Dad, Father, Papa and then Big Papa to us as we grew up and as our families grew.  But to me he has always been Daddy.

Photo

You are missed.

14 comments:

mysteryhistorymom said...

Val- I started crying when you told me he wasn't going to get well. Katie and I were at the mall in the food court and my heart was aching for you, dear friend. I know your Dad was absolutely wonderful on every level as he raised the caring and lovely woman that I'm so blessed to be able to call my friend. I'm sending prayers and hugs to you and your while family, Sweetie. Love you.... Lori

NadineC said...

Oh, I'm so sorry, Val. And yes, even though he lived a long, full life, it is still hard to have to say goodbye - you're never quite ready. Hugs, my sweet friend.

Jenny Sellars said...

I am so sorry Miss Val. You are in my thoughts. No matter how old we are, our Father's are always Daddy!

gilly said...

So sorry for your loss, Val - actually you were on my mind yesterday, just thinking I hadn't seen a post from you for a wee while. Sending you lots of love & hugs at this sad time,
love Gilly
xx

Sussanna said...

I am so sorry for your loss. It's never easy to loose a parent. You just never think they will leave you.
I lost my Daddy 20 years ago he was only 62 and had just retired. My thoughts are with you and your family
For now it is just a short separation.
Remember the good things
Susan

gin said...

So sorry Val for your loss. This was a sweet tribute to your daddy. Praying for comfort for you.

Kerry said...

Love you Val :-)
You're in my thoughts and prayers.

annemarie said...

My prayers are with you Val - you were blessed to have had such a wonderful father.

Melinda Cornish said...

I am grieving with you...Kinda surprised, but this post just made me cry...the hardest part of living is losing the ones we love.....xoxoxoxox

Tammy said...

So sorry to hear about your daddy's passing. Your post is very poignant. Blessings, Tammy

Birgit said...

Val,

I have been sorry to hear about your great loss. (((Val))) My sincere condolences.

Hugs,
Birgit

jillytacy said...

Val,
I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. It's hard to lose someone you love.

Shawnee Halligan said...

Oh Val, I'm sorry. Your daddy. *sigh* Give yourself time and always remember how much he loved you.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Val,
Just landed here from Tammy's blog and I got right away drawn to your Dad's photo...
So sorry for this big loss! But as we grieve, we seem to sort out the fond memories which will remain with us forever. You now have another Angel you can call by name...
Hugs,
Mariette

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