Thursday, March 25, 2010

Remembering Dad




Hi everyone, Katie here.

Six years ago today, Glogirly lost her dad. She still smiles every time she tells me about him or recalls one of his stories.



Glogirly loved and admired her dad so much. She says that he is still her greatest influence. The thing she admires most about her dad and his life is the amazing positive attitude he had about everything. No matter how great the challenge, no matter what the odds, even when his heart was breaking, he saw the good. He saw the good in everything and everyone. And that's how he lived his life each and every day.




He never saw his glass as half empty. It was always half full. Like his heart, there was always enough for him, enough to share and enough room to invite more people in.



I know how it feels to miss someone.



45 comments:

  1. (((Hugs))) and universal healing Light to Glogirly.

    I still have my parents, though they've been divorced for decades. But it's only been in the past several years that I've been able to forgive my dad for all the verbal and emotional abuse while growing up. I usually see him once a year, because we're not close geographically, and I treasure the relationship I have with him now.

    I'm so glad Glogirly has wonderful memories to warm her heart, even though it's bittersweet.

    -Kim

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  2. Sure sounds like Glogirly's dad was a wonderful, positive man. We are sending Glogirly lots of conforting purrs and hugs.

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  3. What a lovely post. Hugs and purrs to you Glogirly.

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  4. What a wonderful attitude he had! We're sending you purrs on this day.

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  5. Glogirly's dad was a special guy! We are purring for and sending hugs to all of you who are remembering and missing him this day....

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  6. Oh Glogirly I know how you feel - my dad passed away 7 years ago this June. It is always great when we can have such good memories of those we love who had to go.

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  7. Aw, what a nice tribute to Glogirly's dad. This April, it will be six years since my dad passed away. I miss him all the time.

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  8. Sounds like you had a lovely father, and you must miss him every day.

    It is five years since I lost my mum, and they sure leave a big hole in your heart. But it is nice to think back and smile.

    Hugs to you.

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  9. Nice tribute to your dad. Mom lost hers when she was only in her 20's and her mom 4 years ago. She missed them both very much!

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  10. A sweet special memorial to Glogirly's Dad; I'm glad she has such lovely memories of him...I know what it is to miss someone too and I'm sending you blessings, love and light.

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  11. Sending heartfelt hugs to you all today. He sounds like he was a wonderful person. This is a wonderful tribute to GloGirly's wonderful Dad.

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  12. To be loved...always.

    What special memories on a sad anniversary...but enough to make you smile and he would smile for that...

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  13. What a wonderful tribute to your father. Thank you for sharing it with us. He sounds like a very special man and we know he raised a very special daughter!
    ~Lisa Co9T

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  14. Awww- your dad sounds like a very extra special dad. So thoughtful of you to honor him in your blog. A big HUG for Glogirly.

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  15. That was a really nice tribute to Glogirly's Dad.

    Purrs to Glogirly,

    Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

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  16. Purrs to Glogirly! Our Mom lost her Dad back in 1979, when she was 20 years old and he was only 54. He was a big influence on our Mom and she thinks of him often. Thanks for sharing those great photos. xoxo

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  17. TY for sharing... we especially luffed the picture of you with your dad. You look so young (Mom says not to take that the wrong way, whatever that means. Just that you look about 18).

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  18. Glogirly, we are so glad that this day can make you smile along with your missing of your Dad. My Mom's Dad died just 3 years ago this coming Sunday. But he lived a very long life, and she knew she couldn't keep him here on Earth forever.

    Here's to wonderful Dads (and Moms) and memories of them, everywhere.

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  19. This was a very beautiful tribute for your Dad Glogirl. I think he would call you his greatest treasure and would be very proud of you...

    purrs
    Abby

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  20. Poor Glogirly. My mommy really misses her daddy, too. He died in 2001. Thank the Lord for the memories and the joy he gave her.

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  21. Purrs and (((hugs))) to Glogirly as she remembers her dad.

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  22. Katie, It sounds like Glogirly had a very wonderful Dad. It is so hard, and one misses them so much. Memories are wonderful but it doesn't stop the lonely feeling of them not being there. You will have to crawl on her lap and help her to feel warm all over. Take care Katie.

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  23. Memories are so nice aren't they ? My Dad past away 19 years ago and I still remember how he smiled all the time. At least it seemed like it to me ...

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  24. Beautiful post Katie! We're sending lots of purrs to Glogirly!

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  25. Sending purrs to Glogirly. Such a sweet remembrance.

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  26. What a lovely tribute to GG's Dad. Mom hugs to you and GG.

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  27. I forgot to mention that all that goodness definitely rubbed off on GG, we think she is pretty half full too.

    That came out better in my head...

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  28. Purrs and kitty kisses to Glogirly. Purr on her lots today, Katie ...

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  29. Glogirly certainly has wonderful memories of her father to treasure. She can always think of him and feel his love, and that is very nice. Our mom has lost both her parents and sometimes misses them very much.

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  30. The mom speaks:

    What a wonderful man he was. The years passing don't make the loss less, they just make it easier to handle. I know this from my own experience ~ my beloved father died of cancer in 2006.

    When my father of died a dear friend e-mailed me with words of comfort ~ and now tragically I grieve for him (as he also died of cancer just a a short time ago) But the same words he wrote to me comfort me again now. This was what I replied at the time (in 2006):

    "I read your e-mail last night - and it was the first thing on my mind when I woke this morning. What you said struck such a chord with me - as you may recall my father died in January this year and I am still struggling to come to terms with the empty space in my heart. You made me realize that I too should embrace that space - it is still father's space and always will be - and I don't want anyone else to fill it. I will fill it with my lovely memories of father when he was fit and well, also the endearing memories from my childhood - one captured in a
    favourite photograph where he carries me high on his shoulders. You are so right, I won't give those memories or that space up for anyone.
    Thank you for sharing that with me Lenny (same name as my father)."

    So Glogirly, it pleases me to know that you too have a special place in your heart for your beloved father. And no one will ever take his space ~ it is his alone.

    ((((((hugs))))))))

    Jan

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  31. Sorry about the errors in my comment ~ I couldn't see for the tears.

    Jan

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  32. It sounds like he was a real, real good dad. I think Glogirly was very lucky to have a dad like that.

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  33. Glogirly was so fortunate to have such a positive and supporting man as her Dad. It must be so reassuring to be able to have all those precious memories.

    His light lives on through her I am sure.

    Big {{hugs}}

    Purrs Shade and the rest of the Sumac Felines

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  34. That is so great Katie, that Glogirly has such great memories of her Dad. That was a lovely tribute to him. He sounds like a really nice guy and it is so nice to have someone positive around. Lots of good thoughts and purrs coming your way.

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  35. Aw. mom says she knows all about missing someone you love so much. Her biggest sisster died in 2000. It is hard to imagine.
    Your mommmie's dad looked like the nicest dad ever! He had the best life and the best girl daughter. What a sweet photo of him giving her a kiss. I like that one.
    It is just good to know that he is safe now. Perhaps watching over her, and you too.

    bonkbonks

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  37. Lovely tribute your Glogirly's daddy. He sounds like he was such a good person and daddy. There is nothing better, I think, than the relationship between a daughter and her daddy. Your memories will be with you forever. Thank you for letting me get to know your daddy.

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  38. Hugs to you Glogirly. Very touching and wonderful tribute to your awesome Dad. I'm an only child, and my parents mean the world to me and they are in their mid 80's. I will be devasted losing them. What a beautiful tribute.
    On a happy note, www.Indiesmiles.com has thier "About Us" page up where Katie is, as their Mascot, and will be there always. I have mentioned to Sue, the owner, to highlight the links more because in black font, the last part of the article there is a link that will go to the main article with the slide video.
    I hope this cheers you up at least a little bit.
    I have lost so many loved friends,pets, & my fiance at a drive by shooting, so I so...can relate the sadness when it is thier time to go "Home" I keep my Faith and look forward to seeing them all when it's my time to go "Home". That's just what keeps me feel secure, but it is a pain that never ever goes away. You just learn eventually to live with it, as tears come and go.
    Linda

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  39. It is sad to lose your dad! Glogirly's dad sounded like a good soul! My mom lost her dad in 2001!

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  40. What a beautiful tribute. I can see where your Girl gets her personality.
    Thank you for sharing this with us.

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  41. I usually see him once a year, because we're not close geographically, and I treasure the relationship I have with him now.

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  42. What a loving tribute to your dad. My dad has been gone for many many years but he is alwawys with me. I know your dad is with you too. Blessing to you and your family.

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