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.