Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day


We miss you so much, Daddy. 

Thank you for the love you and Mama had.


Thank you for the love you had for your Papa and Mama
and for your big brothers and sisters. 


Thank you for your lifelong love of gardening.


Thank you for always loving your four daughters.


Thank you for quoting the words of Winston Churchill at your and Mama's 50th wedding anniversary after battling cancer bravely: "Nevah, nevah give up."

 And for speaking to all of us about heaven. You planned on going there and you wanted us to join you there someday. The last words of your 50th wedding anniversary speech, spoken in a voice made difficult to understand because of the scar tissue in your throat from radiation were:

"Be there!"

We'll see you there someday, Daddy.

Love from,
Your Daughters

11 comments:

  1. Good Morning Dewena- wonderful post - you have your daddy in your heart; he gave you a wonderful gift not only the obvious the gift of life but the gift of teaching you whatis a true gentleman and so it continues you found a good man and raised good sons - see how it all connects - Enjoy the day XO Marisa

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    1. Thank you for your sweet thoughts, Marisa. I have been so blessed with my family.

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  2. Hello Dewena,

    First off , before I forget, please forgive me for misspelling your name earlier; just noticed it!:(

    Your beautiful tribute to your sweet, gentle faced father, touched my heart today. How wonderful to have such fine memories of your daddy. He sounds like a dad every girl would want! You are truly blessed.

    Poppy

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    1. Mine is a difficult name, Poppy, and another dear reader spells it that way too which never bothers me a bit!

      Yes, I was so blessed in childhood to have the parents I did. Thank you so much!

      Do they celebrate Father's Day in Greece? Or something equivalent?
      Dewena

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  3. Oh Dewena. What a special father! I'm sure he was very happy with four girls and your lovely mother!

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    1. Hi Lottie, thank you. He never made us feel that he wished we were sons, but he sure did enjoy his grandsons when they came along!

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  4. weeping here. real tears for a wonderful man.
    on his day.
    and every single day that he stays in your heart. xo

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    1. Thank you for understanding so sweetly, Tammy.

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  5. This makes me really happy. Thank you for the post and I wish our family did more of this kind of thing. Especially adding not so easy to find and replicate pictures of loved ones, that once added to a simple site like this will hopefully live for a long time and we can show our children and grand children one day. I miss Grandad. What a guy.

    Ryan

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    1. This is my super-talented nephew! Thank you so much, Ryan. You have no idea how much it means to me that you liked this. One of the reasons I want to do this is to leave this record for all of Mama and Daddy's grandchildren and great-grandchildren that come after us. He was a great guy and he came from a truly amazing family.

      Much love to you and your beautiful fiancé!

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  6. This brought tears to my eyes. Such a heartfelt post. I loved all of the old photos, and I loved learning about your Daddy. He sounds like a wonderful person. What a sweet photo of he and your Mother. laurie

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