Sunday, June 15, 2008

Father's Day

While I was grocery shopping yesterday I picked up a Father's Day card for my husband and my son in law and it struck me that these were the only cards I'd be buying. Even though my father passed away almost 13 years ago it is still so very sad and I miss him and think about him daily. I was searching through some photos I have on my computer and found these. In honor of my dad I am sharing them with you today. What a handsome boy he was!

Here is my dad with me when I was a baby!

This is the way I remember my father most.

I made a small little scrapbook of my dad with a poem in it that says:

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure

When I come to the end of the road,
and the sun has set me free
I want no rites in a gloom filled room
Why cry for a soul set free?

Miss me a little-but not too long
and not with your head bowed low,
Remember the love that we once shared
Miss me - but let me go

For this journey that we all must take
and each must go alone
It's all a part of the Master's plan
A step on the road home.

When you are lonely and sick at heart
Go to the hills we know
And bury your sorrow among the trees
Miss me- but let me go.

take care,


Beverly said...

Oh, Dawn. This is beautiful, and I am sitting here crying.

I know how much you loved your father, and I'm sure he did, too. I'm so glad you have your memories to treasure.

I'm missing my daddy, too.

Caroline Joy said...

A precious tribute. I love your blog and page layouts ! You are very creative !

Joanna said...

Your scrapbook is wonderful. I love the photos of your dad as a young boy! xoxo, Joanna

Cami said...

Love your scrapbook so very much. What a treasure! Your Dad looks like the coolest guy ever!!!

Debi said...

Oh my gosh, well now I'm sitting here with tears streaming. That was absolutely beautiful, Dawn! What a priceless treasure you created there.

Shirl said...

Hi Dawn, I stopped by to see your pink saturday but looked through your blog, I love this post about your father, your scrapbook is adorable!
Blessings, Shirl