Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Daddy's Day

Now that I have my scanner working, I can finally post some better pictures of one of the most important men in my life---my dad. I love this picture, because the smile he is wearing, is his natural smile. My mom just got out of the salon when she took this photo--that explains the BIG hair. This photo was taken years ago---I'm guessing in the early/mid 90's.

Father's Day has been different since my father passed away-it's bittersweet. I miss my dad, but now that he is gone, I've realized with each passing year, that he is still with me stronger in spirit. I can hear his voice in his favorite country western song we used to make fun of--(anything by Kenney Rogers or Johnny Cash), and each time I hear the music to the Portuguese chamarita-the dance he always danced with my mom. I see him in the faces his grandchildren, and feel his embrace.


Lisa said...

a lovely tribute to a lovely dad. XO

Missie said...

That's a great picture of your dad and mom!

Christopher M said...

I def see the resemblance between your mother and you :)

-- Christopher