Life At Home: My Sweet Dad

 

For those of you who follow my blog you will have seen a couple of these pictures of me with my dad before.  But they’re pictures that I love so I wanted to post them again, one more time, in remembrance of him. 

Sunday, the 9th, was the first anniversary of his death and the reminder that we’ve now spent an entire year without him.  My sister came down to be with my mom so we spent Saturday night and Sunday with her to reminisce and just help her (and each other) get through it. 

my birthday with mom and dad

We had some sweet,  pleasant talks about him – reminisced about what a great dad and husband and grandfather he was.  And, how much we miss him!

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Time does make things easier – I admit that’s so true.  And that’s such a blessing.  But, there are times when the pain and grief just strike unexpectedly……like no other pain…..a deep pain that literally takes your breath away.  Which is what happened to me Sunday night and why I couldn’t post this till now.   (I know so many of you understand exactly how it feels.) 

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And, when that kind of grief hits I stop and remind myself that he’s in heaven with the Lord now – free of pain and sorrow and fear.  I know he’s happy and at peace…and that gives me great comfort. 

I love and miss you Dad……

so much!

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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Melissa Moore
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 03:52:28

    Sheri, I know how you are feeling. Right now my grief is so fresh. My Dad passed away this past June 13th and I cannot get past crying almost every day. The only thing that helps my heart is knowing that he is in heaven with my Mom, and he is no longer sick. Thank you for sharing. I hope your heart is feeling a little better this week. I know it just takes time. {{Hugs}}

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    • sherimartininteriors
      Sep 12, 2012 @ 04:07:14

      Oh, Melissa, I know, I know. I think I cried every single day the first four months. Now time has healed, but like I said it just hits me sometime and stops me in my tracks. It’s so hard, but like we both agree the comfort is knowing where they are and that we will see them again. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    • sherimartininteriors
      Sep 12, 2012 @ 18:37:46

      I also want you to know how sorry I am for your loss and that the grief is so deep and fresh. It’s such a sweet blessing for you to take comfort in the fact that he’s with your mom. I’m lifting prayers for you to heal quickly, for the heaviness in your heart to be lifted and that you’ll be able enjoy your precious memories with both your parents with joy and fondness instead of the pain you’re in now. Hugs back to you!

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  2. Darlene
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 12:52:38

    Love this! He was a sweet gentle man! I know you miss him so…but he is in God’s loving arms smiling down at you. His love will always be with you. Hugs to you my friends!

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  3. Peggy Wilkins
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 13:55:43

    Sherri,

    Your post touched me deeply. My sweet Dad died in December of 2008 and my sister and I miss him everyday. It does get a bit easier, but he will always hold a special place in our hearts. Your photos brought back a flood of memories. Thank you for sharing. My Dad was a Christian as well, so I know exactly where he is-probably having an interesting talk with your Dad. God bless you.

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    • sherimartininteriors
      Sep 12, 2012 @ 18:30:09

      Thank you so much, Peggy. I’m sure we will never really stop missing them until we are reunited with them again someday. I love to think our dads have met and are heavenly pals! That thought makes me smile! Blessings to you and yours, too!

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  4. Juanita
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 15:06:39

    Ah Sheri….you warm my heart. I am blessed just knowing you and seeing the love in your family. So, so sweet. God bless.

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