Friday, June 17, 2011

peace out

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Happy Father's Day to you all. I'm missing my dad big time this year and it only makes me want to teach my girls to value their fathers (step and biological) for every little thing- good and bad. I miss my father's laugh, I miss his beautiful resonant voice, I miss his quiet introspective personality which sometimes seemed stern and distant. I miss his clean soapy smell in the mornings, and the vintage smell of the pipe he'd sit and smoke on the porch steps on summer evenings. I miss the sound of his car turning onto our street at 6:00 pm every night, which we could hear while we were playing outside. I miss the way he'd lean down, presenting his rough cheek for a kiss when he'd walk through the door. I miss my handsome father, witty, brave, creative and mine. I hope all of you will celebrate the man in your life who is 'father' where ever they are. 
xoxoxo

8 comments:

Eclectic Etcetera said...

Very sweet post. I miss my father as well. Yours in a lovely homage to him.

Ivy Lane said...

Beautiful post...Have a wonderful weekend....

Anonymous said...

I love your beach posts. Reminds me of home.
Sue

red ticking said...

i am so saddened to hear about your father... He surely is in a better place but it certainly does not help when you miss them so...

i treasure my daddy with all my heart... beautiful post.

xxxx hugs to you my friend...

Anonymous said...

Does not the spirit and wisdom live on in us? Do we not think and couch our present day actions with his approval in mind. If we do as much , what he taught us , will live in our actions and our children will know him.

Karen Fields said...

Gorgeous beach photo. Makes me feel like I am right there! :)

Sandra van Doorn said...

lovely post, and fabulous picture :) :)

Cheryl said...

such a beautiful post. father's day was a difficult one for my children and me... i feel for you. hope this week has gotten better.

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