Friday, December 23, 2011

In Loving Memory - Four Years Ago Today

I don't have a lot to say but, I wanted to take a minute to honor my hubby's father, Joe today.  I asked my hubby this morning what one of his many fond memories were with his Dad and he immediately said anytime they went fishing.  As many of you know my hubby is an avid fisherman to this day and he has his Dad to thank for that.  Joe was such a funny guy!  I have tons of hilarious memories of Joe but one especially sweet one that I'll share today.  One evening I accidentally backed my car into his friend's car that was hanging out of the driveway when I was leaving their house.  It was really too dark for me to determine if I had caused any damage (nothing but a little scratch thank goodness) but, I was 17 and scared so I started crying.  Everyone was out in the backyard when I came in the house to tell the owners of the car but, Joe was inside getting a snack and when he saw me crying he kinda freaked out.  Joe didn't like to see people crying and I think when he saw girls cry he got especially concerned and serious....I'm sure his baby girl Jessica can attest to this:).  He kept saying over and over again "don't cry, don't cry, it's going to be okay.  I'll take care of it," and he did.  It was incredibly sweet to say the least.  Joe loved his family dearly and I am so thankful that I got to know him too.  Joe, today we celebrate you and the life you lived!!  We miss you always.  Love all of us!!



  1. What a beautiful story, he sounds like a wonderful man who loved his family. It's always hard around this time of year missing loved ones who aren't with us anymore.

  2. So sorry..I never knew your hubby had lost his dad. The "Don't cry" part sounds so much like my brother, he always does that when I cry and is SO concerned right away...very special:)

  3. Beautiful post my friend! It is so wonderful when we can celebrate the gifts we have received from our loved ones. My Dad and I were so close and I miss him every minute of every day. I learned so much from him and I see so much of him in my daughter. I could picture you crying (I would have been too) and him comforting you. How wonderful and kind. I hope you are well! Celebrate the love and all the wonderful things he left his loved ones.

    Mama Hen


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