Monday, September 24, 2012

My Dad Lynn Jay Healey


Today's post comes with a little bit of sadness and a little bit of joy.  My father above (holding me when I was just a baby) passed away last night.  He was one of the greatest teacher of my life.  He helped me become the man I became.  As a little child he spent all of his time teaching me and my siblings (I have a brother and sister) the things that we needed to know.  He was in my youth, a scout leader to me and hundreds of boy's that came before and after me.  


As he seasoned,he also cared and loved my children and my wife.  He was not always a easy man to deal with, but he was a loving and kind man.  He loved to tease and joke.  Even as recently as 3 weeks ago when visiting him, Baby Julia was being the cute baby she was sticking her tongue out, and he stuck his tongue out to her.  He loved his grand kids and they love him.


Last May I made my dad a quilt I am saddened that he will no longer get to use it, but I have joy that he has found peace.  He lost his only sister just a year ago to MS and both of his parents years before that.  I am happy to know that he will have some one to meet him on the other side and I know that he is now at peace and no longer in pain.

One of the great things that my father left me is a legacy of love for taking pictures.  As such a few of the pictures that were taken of my father in his younger years can be found here on a picture site of his. I created from slides he took when I was a kid.  And even more in the recent years can be found here on my picture site.

Dad we will miss you and we love you and will never forget you.


17 comments:

Needled Mom said...

I am so sorry to read this. He sounds like a wonderful man. Please know that I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Blessings to you and your family.

Diann said...

Dear Richard,

I send my sympathy to you and your family on the death of your father. Losing a parent is one of those hard times most of us go through in life. I'm glad that you were able to give him a quilt that you made so that in his last months he had a tangible representation of your love for him.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Lembro das fotos de suas visitas a seu saudoso pai,Deus te abençoe Ricardo,orações para você e sua linda família.Abraços a todos.

Maria Kievit said...

My condolences to you and your family. Keeping you in my prayers.

Quiltn Mama said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Richard. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Christine M said...

I'm sorry to hear that Richard. Sending you and your family hugs.

Gene Black said...

Richard, I know the sadness from the loss that you are feeling right now. I am praying for peace and comfort for you and your family.
Remember the good times and be sure to tell Julia wonderful stories about her grandfather.

desertskyquilts said...

I'm so sorry your dad is gone, Richard. I know you will miss him dreadfully. I'm glad you made a quilt for him so early in the game, and he had the joy of using it.

gccmom said...

So sorry for your loss. I know you will miss him terribly. I am so glad you have pictures..they really do help.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

So sorry about your father. I lost mine in 2009 to Alzheimers. It's never fun losing someone we love so much.

Sew Surprising said...

Im so sorry Richard for the loss of your father, a friend, grandfather. Cherish the memories, keep your family close..xx

Mary said...

What a loving tribute. I am sorry for your loss. May your memories and photos comfort you.

Donna said...

What a lovely post!! A great tribute to your dad. So sorry about his passing. Your memories of him will get you through this. He sounded like a great fella to know. Thanks for sharing a little part of you and your family.

KaHolly said...

Richard, I am behind on my blogging and just learned of your dad's passing. I am so sorry for your loss. You have some lovely memories to cherish and pass on. Quilting is such good therapy. I hope it helps you. ~karen

Rachell said...

Oh dear. So sad to hear. Your mom already passed on?
My grandpa died in April and I miss him a lot. He too, was a photographer.
Do you get the quilt you made for him?

Angela Moore said...

Such a lovely tribute to your Dad. The quilt you made him is beautiful. Enjoy your holiday.

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