Monday, July 12, 2010

Miss you Dad

These are a few of my most treasured items left from my Dad. In fact, this is really all that I have of him. The pin on the left is his EOD (explosive ordinance) pin from when he was in the Air Force and the rock is something that I made for him when I was 2 or 3 that he kept in his pocket for like, 10 years. He was impressed with my art capabilities at that age and was convinced I was going to be some sort of genius (obviously he was wrong). But now I have these things to hold on to. I miss my Dad very, very much.

Yesterday marked 6 months from my Dad's passing. Only 44. Can you believe that? Cancer seriously sucks.

I don't think my Dad cared for dogs too much, but maybe Rocky is hanging out with him in heaven? That'd be cool.


  1. Wow, that would be so tough. I'm sorry. Cancer does blow. That is so awesome that he carried that rock for that long. So sweet.

    I don't really talk to my dad... sort of a loser... but, I still can't even imagine him gone that early. There are a few months we go without hearing from him and I start to wonder...

    So sorry mama.

  2. I know that this is quite personal for me to be commenting on, but I wanted to let you know that I agree, your rock is totally awesome. He is right for thinking that you are a genius. From your blog, you are incredibly genuine and different(in a good way of course). I'm sure you've heard this a million times too, but I'm sorry for your loss. I could only imagine. Keep your chin up.

  3. I miss him too. I have several pictures of him hanging on my bulletin board at work and find myself just looking at his face. It seems so odd to think I'll never see it in person again.

    When he was a kid and when you guys were little your dad was totally a dog person. I think Jennifer won him over to the cat-side. You had a few beagles when you were small and maybe even a lab, but I'm not sure now.

    He was always so proud of you and your siblings.

  4. That rock and pin is really sweet, its so hard when someone passes that close to you. I've lost a lot of family from cancer, its a terrible thing. All my best to you.

  5. *BIG HUGS* I'm so sorry for your loss. I lost my father in 2006 to brain and lung cancer. We were very close.

    The tokens you have from your father are incredibly special.

  6. That melted my heart, that he kept that rock in his pocket for so long. Thats such a special thing.

    I'm so sorry to hear about your losing your Dad. I can't even imagine. Well, I can, but it crushes me.

  7. I'm sorry you're hurting...I cannot imagine what you must feel like. Cancer sucks so bad. It's pretty awesome that you have those things of his to keep...I love how he carried the little rock around with him, that is so sweet it made me tear up reading that :)

  8. I think that is so awesome that he kept that rock in his pocket! Thats so sweet. I wear a "I <3 Aidyn" braclet every day!:)

    I can't even imagine how much you miss him! Its great that you have those things to remember him, and to share with wyatt!

  9. thinking of you and wishing you peace

  10. i'm sorry you lost your dad so early in life. cancer sucks and takes away so many wonderful people.
    your dad was right, you are creative. i know you don't see it all the time but you are.
    your pictures are artistic, the way you do this blog is artistic.
    i think it's so wonderful that he kept the rock you made for him in his pocket for so long. it's really lovely.


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