1. Oh my gosh. It was as if you read my mind. You captured the loss of a loved one so perfectly. How true, that sometimes the “big dates” can come and go with just a sniffle, but then you walk through the grocery store and you smell peaches and you´re a basket case. It´s only through God that we get through all of this. I want to thank you for sharing your story. It truly touched my heart. My Daddy is gone 22 years now…it never goes away.

  2. Beautiful, Lisa! Shared a few tears with a high school friend recently about missing our dads. Through our tears she said “I miss him so much, but I wouldn´t wish him back for anything. He´s there. He´s beholding the face of God, please God. How could I wish him to be anywhere else?”

  3. A year before my grandfather died, we took video of him telling some old favorite stories. It was awesome. After he died we sent a copy to my aunt and uncle. They never watched it. Just too hard I guess. Perhaps sometimes memories are better.

  4. Beautiful. My dad has been gone now for 10 years and I still get an empty feeling in the pit of my stomach when I remember how much I miss him. Thank God for our faith to see us through the pain and to know that we will see our loved ones again someday.

  5. Thank you for sharing this beautiful post and sweet pics. I love the last one of your dad at Lucy’s baptism! Thank you, also, for the reminder to not take the loved ones still with us for granted. I hope you are finding comfort in our faith. I don’t know if you’ve read them before or not, but C.S. Lewis’ “The Problem of Pain” and “A Grief Observed” are great books that might bring you some healing when you’re missing your dad and don’t feel like talking.

  6. My dad died two years ago this month. About a week or two after his death, a co-worker was passing around a catalog of treats for a school fundraiser, varieties of nuts to be exact. I flipped a page and the tears came! Dad LOVED nuts! Then I was laughing through tears, no more buying dad nuts for his birthday and Christmas.

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