Monday, July 5, 2010

Cherished Moments Monday

"Sometimes, no matter how much faith you have, we lose people. But you never forget them. And sometimes, its those memories that give us the faith to go on."

For Cherished Moments Monday this week I am putting an old picture of my Dad and I. Yesterday something very sad happened and I missed my Dad so much! He was always the one to kiss my tears away. Up until his passing we would call one another every day a few times just to say "I love you!" He always took my calls with a sense of urgency and importance, even if it was just to tell him something very silly. His secretary knew that when his family called he would take it, even if he was in a meeting. He would never rush us off the phone, and allowed us to complain about things and just ramble on like kids sometimes do. It wouldn't be until somewhere in that conversation I would ask, "Daddy are you busy?" He would reply, "I am here in a meeting." He cared so much and just knowing that made everything alright. He was the one in the family who carried the burdens, sadness, fears and worry so that we could have a happy and carefree childhood! I really needed him yesterday to kiss my tears away.

27 comments:

  1. aww, you were so cute! what a pretty picture..and i love the quotation - i wrote it down so that i won't forget. =) have a nice day mama hen!

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  2. I love that he would take your calls even in meetings :) I hope you're feeling better today?

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  3. Aww this is so touching. you are so sweet Mama Hen. Hope you have a better day today. Praying for you!
    Blessings,
    Ruth

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  4. You are lucky to have experienced such a treasured relationship with your dad. So many dads of our generation were simply the 'provider' and practically lost to us. I hope this memory of your dad was enough to cheer you up.

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  5. It's no wonder you are who you are, Mama Hen. Your Dad was an amazing, loving person and you have so many wonderful qualities like him. I'm sorry you were sad, I hope you have a better day today! I gave you a blog award, even though I know you're probably showered with awards already! I couldn't resist giving you another one :)

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  6. There are so many people who have never known what it is like to have a wonderful relationship with their father. How fortunate you are to have those great memories. I too have a wonderful dad who has been a huge support to me all my life. Just thinking about the great relationship we have had for years cheers me up. I hope you get comfort from your memories of your dad.

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  7. I am so sorry you had a sad day yesterday. It is such a blessing to have a good father growing up. I am so glad you have great memories of yours.
    Hope today is a great day for you!
    Supamom

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  8. What a beautiful image of your dad - both the story you tell and the picture. I'm sorry for your loss.

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  9. Your father sounded like an incredible Daddy. Thank you for sharing, and I hope that today turns around for you.

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  10. This is touching. I'm sorry you were sad, and I'm sorry you needed your daddy yesterday. I love that he was this kind of dad! You are so blessed! Thanks for sharing your heart. This picture is absolutley adorable!

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  11. Bless your heart. This post really affected me - what a sweet, dear man your father was. Here is what you MUST remember. Before, you had to call him, now know - he is with you always. I assure you he is watching out for you. I truly believe this. I am sorry you are having a bad day (I, too, was in the middle of my own personal hell.) Wish we were all closer to get together, have some coffee and vent until it is all gone!

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  12. I missed (and cried for) my Dad yesterday, too. People say it gets easier as time passes...I sure hope they are right.

    Andrea

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  13. it's obvious that you and your daughter already have the same kind of bond as you and your dad did:) priceless!

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  14. Wow, Mama Hen, I am simply amazed at the outpouring of love and support one simple bog entry has elicited. My dad traveled for work while I was growing up, but I'm trying to make up for lost time now that I'm grown up and he's retired. I hope today is a better day for you. -EW

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  15. Oh no :( I hope whatever happened yesterday turns out to be ok. Such a beautiful picture of the two of you!

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  16. hey, i was catching up on ur old posts. Wow! the pics are great & u look gorgeous. I am unable to update my blog daily as we r out n about daily. but love to read ur posts. Keep up the good work!

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  17. He's sounds like the perfect father. You'll always have your memories and this was a wonderful tribute to him. You were blessed and that old picture says it all. Great blog.

    Haupi
    http://hauplight.blogspot.com/

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  18. AWW... Hope you have a better day today. you are in my prayer. beautiful picture.
    love you....

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  19. So sorry to hear about your tearful day! Hopefully you can take comfort in the strength your Dad passed onto you - to get through these tough times. Thinking about you today....

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  20. Such a sweet picture and memory of your Daddy. Visiting from the tea party...looking forward to reading more.

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  21. I do love the picture, and what a beautiful post.

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  22. Hope you had a great 4th of July!! I've passed along the Sunshine Award to you! Check it out on my blog!

    ~B.B
    Buzzing the day away>

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  23. I am so happy that you have such loving wonderful memories of your father. I know you talk about him often and really miss him.

    What a beautiful picture!

    It reminds of pictures I have with my grandfather, who will always be the love of my life and what every man should be.

    Although, he passed away over 5 years ago, I will miss him everyday for the rest of my life.

    I remember when I was pregnant with my son I had a dream that (was so real) I was standing outside his house (that I often spent time at as a little girl) and he opened the door gave me a long hug and said lovingly "Karey, it will all be okay."

    When I woke up (hysterically crying) I called my mom and told her what had happened in the dream and she said
    "Did you know today is the anniversary of when he died?"
    Shocked- I said.. "No, I had no idea."

    weird...

    But it was very significant (and very comforting) for me because I had just been diagnosed with a brain tumor and then a month later that I was pregnant.

    But he was right, everything turned out alright and I'm so lucky that he is watching over us.

    (Sorry for all rambling lol)

    I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
    I just loved your pictures for the 4th of July!
    You can tell she had the best time!

    KareyEllen
    KareyEllenDesigns.blogspot.com

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  24. What a sweet, heartfelt post! You are truly blessed to have had such a wonderful relationship with your father. I am sure he was kissing the tears away from above.

    Thank you for visiting my blog and I am your newest follower!

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  25. So beautiful. You are lucky to have had such an amazing dad.

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