Thursday, December 01, 2011

Honoring my Dad

My Dad, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, November 22, 2011.  To you, Dad - with love

Dad's 85th Birthday in May
Mom, John and Dad at Justin's rehearsal dinner in Nashville, June
Mom and Dad at Justin's wedding in June

Susie, Mom, John and me at my dad's memorial service

a beautiful bouquet

To You Dad:  I will miss your humor, your stories, and how sentimental you were, which in turn I am too. Tears at the end of watching a good Western, The Searchers, and how we could barely get through a dinner prayer without breaking down.  Thank you for teaching me how to balance a spoon on my nose and how important a good laugh is.  I will miss our talks, disagreements, and making you dinner.  Your stories, family history and photography.  And the fact that you have always supported me in my love of art.  I love you.



  1. I am so sorry. Dads are really special, and I'm glad you have such wonderful memories. I lost my dad when I was 27 and he was 48. I miss him every day and think about what he wasn't able to experience with me. I am so glad you had all those years and memories. They will be of great comfort.

  2. I am so sorry, Jamie. Your Dad sounds like a wonderful guy! I miss my Dad so much (12 years gone, now) but love that his voice is in my head and he pops up in my thoughts daily, sometimes making me laugh, sometimes making me cry. Trust me, your Dad will always be with you.

  3. So sorry for your loss! Dads are pretty special.

  4. I am so sorry for you loss ! Losing my Daddy 17 years ago Thanksgiving was so hard. Praying for comfort and fond memories !!!

  5. Oh Jamie, I'm so sorry. It sounds like you have some great memories of your Dad to cherish. I hope they bring you a wealth of comfort through this tough time and always.

  6. Jamie, my prayers are with you and your family at this time; I am so sorry for your loss, and know that the love that you shared will see you through to happier days.. ox

  7. I'm so sorry. He had the best can tell from the photos that he was fun. I'm starting to think "lucky for him it was so quick" if it was his time. It's so hard, though, for those of us left behind. Enjoy your memories.

  8. lovely tribute. sending my deep sympathies and love...xoxoxo

  9. I am so sorry Jamie.
    ... and 2 days before Thanksgiving, too. You and your family have been in my prayers.
    I wish you all peace and love and light.


Thanks for visiting my blog. Please leave a comment if you have a chance!