Friday, February 08, 2008

I miss my dad

Funny old week, this week. My wedding anniversary on Tuesday (8 years!) (thanks everyone for your good wishes), my mum and dad's wedding anniversary yesterday (would have been 49 years) and the anniversary of my dad's death today (2 years). Bittersweet.


I love this shot - completely candid (I think they are always the best). I wish I could remember what Dad was saying. I think it was along the lines of "are you ready?" (we were just about to walk inside for the ceremony). He was a man of few words!

I miss my dad.

29 comments:

Diana said...

Ultra sweet!! What a special time and memory. I love black and white prints.

amy said...

Oh, honey, don't you look beautiful. What a tough combination of events. Happy wedding anniversary, of course, and I am so sorry about your dad. I don't know that it gets easier.

Donna said...

But what wonderful memories!

Bells said...

I love that photo too and you're right, the candid ones are always the best. It captures a lovely moment between you and your beloved dad. I noticed it in a frame at your place. It's beautiful and I'm sad for you. Hugs. I'm sure he was a wonderful man.

kms said...

phew what a week. that is an absolutely gorgeous photo, you look amazing, and your dad looks so loving and attentive. i hope today goes gently.

sue said...

What a beautiful photo of you with your father. Many memories must flood back when you look at that photo, and memories are the gifts that loved ones leave behind for us so we can go on with our lives.

Nora said...

Hold him close in your heart. Thinking of you. x

Em said...

What a beautiful, beautiful picture. And what a tough day this must have been for you. My condolences on the loss of your father, if his daughter is any indication, he was a good man.

kim said...

Such a lovely picture. Thank you for sharing it with us.

MadMad said...

What a beautiful, beautiful picture. The light is fantastic. And you look fantastic, and so happy. What a good memory to have.

BrownPants said...

Huge big hug Jane.
x
(wonderful, wonderful photo)

Julie said...

Big hugs. You can tell yourself the same thing I tell myself when I'm missing my mother -- the fact that you DO miss them so much, speaks to what a wonderful person they were, and what a lovely relationship there was.

Still, it sucks. More hugs.

SadieandLance said...

*hugs*

Sarah said...

Ah Jane - big hug

That photo is just so beautiful

amanda j said...

Bitter sweet memories - happy anniversary. Our wedding album always makes me cry happy and sad tears at the same time. Life changes a lot in a very short time.

Helen Knits said...

Such a beautiful photo. Hold onto and enjoy all those special moments.

Snoozen said...

RR special big protective hugs... I feel very privilleged to have met your dad and experienced the amazing event of your wedding. What a big mixed bag of emotions for you. But what joy you must feel when you look at that photo and know that your parents were with you sharing in one of your and their precious moments, their daughter finding true love. Your dad is in gods keeping but you will always have him in your heart and nothing or no-one can take that from you.

del said...

Oh, that is so touching. That photo is just amazing. I'm sure your dad is smiling down at you.

Carol said...

Oh hon, I know how you feel, my feelings are the same and so fresh. And mine also a man of few words. Hold him close to your heart, he'll never be far away.

What a beautiful photograph too. Something to treasure always. Just the way he is looking right at you, not just looking, but seeing what a beautiful bride you are, he looks so proud.

{{{hugs}}} thinking of you.

Donna Lee said...

How tough that must be each year. You looke forward to your anniversary (congrats!) but knowing it brings sadness at the same time. It is a lovely photo. The love shines through.

Michele said...

okay now i'm sucking back the tears. i'm sorry you're feeling this too.

thank you for sharing this photo with us - it's such a beautiful one of you both.

hope next week is a bit easier for you.

Kuka said...

what a beautiful and magical photo, thanks for sharing it =) xo

Melinda said...

Wow - that photo really is magical. Take care.

2paw said...

Very bittersweet. My dad has been dead for over 20 years, and there are still days when I think I'd like to tell him something I saw on the 7-30 Report, and for just an instant I forget he's not there. That's a good feeling, because it means he's still very real to me. As your dad is, still, to you.....

Kate said...

He looks so protective of you in this photo, like he was really making sure that you felt OK. Happy anniversary to you and your beloved for Tuesday and best wishes for you mum; it must be hard for her.

kgirl said...

beautiful shot, and gorgeous memory to cherish. thanks for sharing it...

lilypotter said...

What a week. My heart goes out to you. And that is a gorgeous picture.

Jejune said...

What a difficult week for you, so many good anniversaries mixed with such a sad one... I love the photo, and wish you comfort when you're feeling down... (((hugs)))

secrethandshake said...

This made me tear up a little, and I am so not that kind of person.
It is just very beautiful--probably because it is so real. If that makes sense.