Sunday, 20 June 2010

Happy Father's Day & Remembering....

Been a sad day...remembering my Dad and wishing so much he was still here with us. We've had a family day at ours, so its been nice to all be together.
Some may find it kinda strange but my Dad is at home, he was cremated and sits on the fire hearth in the living room....one of his favourite places to be in front of the telly. I have put my card there with him today.
Just thought I would share a few pics of Dad and the little men in our lives....

On holiday in Canada


Celebrating his 50th birthday


Having fun at my 30th birthday


My nephew Billy - Dad's number 1 shadow


My great nephew Cameron - number 2 shadow


And here are a couple of pics from Dad's remembrance 60th we held in May

Me & Cameron


The band & the bra collection mounting up

Sparkie the bands drummer adding a humorous element

If I could write a story
It would be the greatest ever told
Of a kind and loving father
Who had a heart of gold
I could write a million pages
But still be unable to say
Just how much I love him and miss him everyday
xxx

26 comments:

Craftyanny said...

awwwwwwwwww Emma, (((((((((((((hugs))))))))))
Anne x

Pink lady said...

Nice to have a family day and remembering near and dear family members who has passed away. Great pictures of your Dad..you look like him I think:-)

Have a great week Emma! Hugs Laila.

Poppy said...

xx
poppy

Ruthie said...

Aw babes - lost my dad 4 years ago - so know where you are coming from - its so hard sometimes.
Your dad has such a lovely smile in all the pics of him - looks like he was the centre of the party all the time!
Big hugs to you hun x

Rx

Sue said...

thiking about ya emma and sending you love and hugs sweetie


sue
xx

Carol said...

Awww Emma!!!! My heart goes out to you but least you can remember all the good times and luv you shared. Enjoy what's left of your evening Sweetie. Big hugs and lotsa luv xxxxx

Emma Lockley said...

My heart goes out to you and your Family Emma, you have bought me to tears once again. take care
love emma xxx

Lorraine A said...

nothing to say Emma ,,,, am in tears ,, sending you the biggest hugs me darlin xxxxxxxxx

luv you XOXO
Lorraine x x x

fi's cards and crafts said...

Emma...it's good to celebrate the happy times...

Fi
x

joey said...

The biggest hugs to you hun.xxxxx

Lynn said...

I know how you feel as my dad passed away 8 years ago. It does get easier with time ... try to remember the good times and remember ... those we loved are never really gone they live on in our hearts.

Lynn x

clare said...

Hi Hun xx Been thinking of you today xxx Such lovely pic's...and i think the first pic of your dad..he looks like George Best..lol

Sending Bigs Hugs To You All xxx
love Clare xxxxxx

Sharon said...

Thanks for sharing your photos, it sounds like you have some amazing memories of your Dad.

cockney blonde said...

Lovely poem but brought a tear to my eyes. Nice to have some lovely memories. Take care, x

Michelle said...

Big Hugs from me too Emma. I hope your family found comfort in being together on the day.

mylkrafts said...

hmmmmm, I'm speechless, almost cried, hugs & kisses :o)

Ann said...

hugs from me too.

Ann xxx

Donna said...

Fab photos of your Dad Emma, I hope you had a really special day yesterday and how wonderful that your Dad was at home with you all...big hugz hun :) Donna x

milena60 said...

У нас много общего папа мой тоже умер недавно.Я делала в моём блоге страничку посвящённую ему и теперь постоянно смотрю на него.

Dazie said...

Such a wonderful tribute to a fab DAD!
Love the pictures
(((HUGS)))
Dazie
x

Tara said...

Sorry you've lost your Dad Emma and weren't able to celebrate Father's Day with him in the flesh.... I'm glad he was with you in a way though and hope you got through it okay!
Hugs Tara xx

Moni said...

Hi hun, fab pics. My thought are with you! HUgs,moni

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Sending hugs, Emma. Hope you all had a good day remembering your Dad. It was nice that you could have your family around you on such a difficult day.
Caroline xxx

Gina said...

Fab photos Emma, I don't think it is weird having your dad on the mantle, I wish I had mine with me sometimes it would be quite comforting
Big hugs
Gina xxx

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Great photos of your Dad, Emma. He was a very handsome man. My heart goes out to you. (((HUGS)))

Wendy

Vicky said...

Hi Emma hun I thought about you on Father's Day & knew it was your 1st 1 without your dad I remember how I felt last year & this year was still no easier but I'm glad you had family around you, your Dad would of been there too hun. WOW you can certainly see your Dad in you!! I cried when I read your poem its so so sweet & loving as well. Take care hun

Love & hugs Vicky xxx