Wednesday, September 12, 2007

May 1, 1954 - September 12, 2003

Dad, Mom, me!

Four years ago today my life was changed forever.

I celebrate the joy and love and the outlook on life that he gave me. I miss him every single day, but I appreciate that he's no longer suffering the way he did the last years of his life. He's at peace in a place where he watches over me. Although I cannot see him or speak to him, I know he's proud of the woman I've become and the woman I'll grow to be.

"A sweet thing, for whatever time, to revisit in dreams the dear dad we have lost." - Euripides

27 comments:

  1. hi nanette,

    as a friend told me in trying to comfort me, he will never be "past-tensed, he is with you today, tomorrow and always {{{hugs}}

    he's quite handsome and i'm sure he is very proud of you =)

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  2. I love what Kay said. {{hugs}} from me as well. He is with you every single day.

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  3. Blogger hugs from the east coast. {{hugs}}

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  4. My thoughts are with you. That is a wonderful family photo.

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  5. Angela10:48 AM

    i heard that whenever you think of someone who has passed away, it's because they're right there with you, thinking of you as well.

    he'll always be there with you, Nanette :)

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  6. [big hug]
    He lives on in you!

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  7. I love how you love your dad. He's always with you.

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  8. I'm sure he is so proud of the person you are.

    How 'bout another e-hug huh? C'mere you!

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  9. This is heartbreaking. A beautiful tribute though. I am so lucky to have my father with me for 10+ years after he went into remission. Thank you for reminding us all how terrible the disease is and how lucky we are to have the ones we love.

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  10. my eyes are full of tears as i type.
    you go right on being a daddy's girl. he is always your dad, and you are always his daughter. you both love each other forever. that never dies.
    sharing your grief and your healing with us--your faithful internet friends--is very generous. it has really helped me to think about my own dad, my own struggles with his illness, and his struggles too. makes you really appreciate every day.
    hugs to you.

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  11. Nanette, it is amazing how much you look like your dad. Seriously. What a good looking dude!

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  12. Nanette, I can totally relate to your feelings completely. I lost my father when I was 2 1/2. I think he would be proud of the woman I've become and the woman I'll grow to be.

    *Hugs*

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  13. Today will be a good day because you will remember the good things.

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  14. *hugs* I'm sure your dad is smiling down on you right now. :)

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  15. I know the bond you shared with him and I know what a terrible loss you've suffered and I'm so sorry. But everyone is right- he's still with you and we all send our love and hugs to you today :o)

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  16. Ditto CG. You really do take after your father (and he really was a good looking guy)! And you're right -- undoubtedly, he is incredibly proud of what a wonderfully sweet, caring, kind, loving woman you are.

    Much love to you.

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  17. Beautifully written post. I am tearing up right now! I'm sure that he is proud of you.

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  18. Comfort to you. I'm sure he would be very proud of you.

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  19. You have truly grown into an exceptional woman. Your father IS proud of you.

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  20. Christy in VA9:08 AM

    (((HUGS)) to you Nanners SP! Wish I were there to give a real one!!

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  21. (Hugs)to you from the south!

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  22. it's always hard to lose the ones you love and for the sake of sounding cliche-ish, always remember the good times you've had and smile with the knowledge that he is certainly looking down upon you and very proud of who you've become.

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  23. My heart goes out to you my friend. Here is to the amazing and supportive person you have become and always will be. Thank you for being there for me. Love, Kelli

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  24. Sorry I am late on this, but I just wanted to say I'm sure your dad is more than proud of the wonderful woman you are. {Hugs}

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  25. oh, nanette. many hugs and much love to you, as always.

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  26. I too am late but wanted to send hugs as well. I read this and the previous post about your dad and it was beautiful yet tore through me. My dad passed in 1998 and I can relate to much of what you have written (after he passed and it seemed always near his birthday the light near his old chair would flicker when turned on).

    I know he's proud of you! :-)

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