Thursday, May 15, 2008

Just too soon.....

' Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us everyday,
Unseen, unheard, but always near.'

Noah standing next to Pop's fireplug.

Happy 61st Birthday Dad!

Today, May 15th balloons will be released in your memory! I will travel home to be with Mom, so we can keep your birthday reservation at your favorite place Scampi's. I promise to celebrate your birthday in a special way every year.

Oh how I wish I could pick up the phone and hear your voice. I wish I could sing Happy Birthday on your voicemail like I have in the past. I have been wishing for so many things lately, but today my only wish is.....that you are at peace and know my love for you will be forever.

" Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dear Dad, Happy Birthday to you! I love you "little stinker" - Terry Jane oxox

For those who read my blog................
My Dad passed away unexpectedly on April 19th. To tell you the truth, I'm having a hard time finding the words to write anymore. No matter how hard I try, I will never find the right words to express how my heart aches to have him back. I miss him so much and will love him forever.

My heartfelt thanks to everyone who sent thoughts and prayers.

Dad's favorite place..The Beach.

Pop and his "best friend forever" Nan visiting Noah

My favorite picture of Us.

Dad, you'll always "Raise Me Up"


Megan said...

Terry - that was beautiful. I will say an extra prayer for all of you today, and will think of your dad on his birthday.

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful memorial! I am glad that you "shared" your dad with us on what is his day.

Hugs to you.. said...

Terry, sometimes the lack of the 'right' words allows what your heart is feeling to shine through that much stronger.

I'm so sorry that you had to loose your Dad at such a young age. It is obvious what an amazing bond you two share.

So much love is heading your way.

Laura said...

I am so sorry for your loss. The pictures are beautiful. I will surely keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Tara Marie said...

Happy Birthday Dad....I'm so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. I lost my mother two years ago and it is a pain that softens, but is always there.

I adore the picture of the fireplug, just beautiful and the thought that you will celebrate his birthday every year is such wonderful tradition.

Much love to you as you celebrate the birth of a very special man.

Mary said...

What a beautiful way to honor your father. I wish you peace today and the difficult days to come.

amy flege said...

Terry... I wish I could of been there to give you a great big hug! I know this has been so hard for you!! Your dad looked like such a wonderful man.
keeping you in my prayers!

Michelle said...

What a beautiful post/tribute to your dad! I'm sorry to hear the first major holiday - his birthday - is so soon after his passing. I send my deepest sympathies for the loss of your father too soon. May you find some peace in the days, weeks, and months ahead and may the best memories of him carry you through the difficult times.

Kari said...

I love your blog. Noah is such a cutey! I'm very sorry you lost your Dad. What a beautiful tribute.