Monday, June 20, 2005

Monday's Photo Shoot

Your Monday Photo Shoot: Sentimental Gifts


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These are all that I have left of the Man I called Daddy....His burial flag which was given to me on my 41st Birthday by my Brother, this age was meaningful, I was the last of his babies to have lived longer than he was able too. The photo of him in is Air Force uniform when he first enlisted and his dog tags. He was not the greatest Father, he wasn't even close to Best Father, but he was my Daddy and I loved him so.


You never get over loosing your Father when you are a Daddy's girl, I lost him shortly after my 16th birthday. The pain may ease over the years but the void is felt a life time. I have many memories of his comings and goings as is with all military life, late night drives with my Mother to pick him up, snuggled in the back seat with my siblings in our pj's, seeing him walk up in his flight suit, so very handsome! Running around O'Hare Air Force base when I was a child,  after his tour of duty was up and he went from active duty to reservist, since my childhood they have closed that base down.  How many kids were able to run around from military plane to military plane, saluting all the other Military personal on base and pretending to be the best damn pilot the military had ever seen!


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16 comments:

shelt28 said...

Great Picture!!

Carolyn
http://journals.aol.com/shelt28/MyLife

dornbrau said...

Lovely

mosie1944 said...

Wonderful entry.

swibirun said...

Nice entry.  Very meaningful.
Chris
http://journals.aol.com/swibirun/Inanethoughtsandinsaneramblings
http://journals.aol.com/swibirun/MyJournalJarSaturdaySixetcanswer

dragonrose637 said...

Oh, I love your entry. Very sentimental..I'd agree.

http://journals.aol.com/dragonrose637/MyLife/entries/1433

sunnyside46 said...

no matter how old you are when you lose your dad, there is a lap forever gone.
Marti

brandyp0509 said...

I know exactly what you mean about losing your father when you are a Daddy's Girl. I definitely was one and part of me died when he did.  Unfortunately I have nothing of his as his "other" family are evil, lol seriously they are but anyway that is so neat that you have that! Loved this entry! Brandy

hestiahomeschool said...

very touching entry...

dragonspirituscg said...

Wow, that is deep.  I couldn't think about not having my dad in my life.  I'm so sorry.  Keep hangin in there.  KJ

dragonspirituscg said...

Wow, that is deep.  I couldn't think about not having my dad in my life.  I'm so sorry.  Keep hangin in there.  KJ

rootbeerses said...

that's a great Post!!  

Leslie  

imanne said...

what a beautiful gift from your brother.  I recently lost my cousin in Iraq.  He has 4 young sons.  I suppose someday they will share such a tribute to their wonderful father.  Feel free to visit
God Speed Lt. Louis Allen
http://hometown.aol.com/imanne/Louis.html

sinnermeetevil said...

very heart touching!
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angelicregan75 said...

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philippians said...

On Father's Day, our pastor asked the congregation to get into groups of three, introduce ourselves, tell something about ourselves, and tell the other two people the best memory of our father.  I was stunned because I don't have a best memory of my father.  He was abusive to me and to our entire family, including my beloved grandparents (my mom's parents).  But somehow I always thought that he did love us, despite the abuse.  A child's hope? Maybe.  Anyway, I was so panicked that I did not ever hear what the other to people said and when it was my turn, I just said that I wasn't close to my father but I always felt that he loved me.  Afterwards, I did recall a few things: my father lifting me up to the ceiling when I was a toddler, sometimes bringing us a candy bar, showing us his birthplace, but very few such memories.  I always wondered what it would be like to have a good Father, but I will never know.  If you have  a good Father, treasure him.

imbossyone2003 said...

I also know how it feels to lose a father.  Your story touched my heart.  I dont like to tell people about my life, but something is just telling me to do so.  when I was 13 years old, my father passed away from a heart attack while we were on vacation. He died right in front of us kids.  We were in Wyoming, and we actually live in Wisconsin.  That was a very hard time for all of us.  My daddy left behind, my mother and 5 kids (2 sets of twins) ages: 11,13,17  He never got to see any of us kids graduate highschool.  We all were very close,
It is very hard to think who will walk me down the isle when i get married? Who will be there to give my dates a hard time?  I miss him a lot.  I miss participating in father daughter dances.  I miss his stories and his songs that he sang us.  

Basically what im trying to say,,, is that  at times when it feels like it would be a lot easier just giving up.  think again... God wont make a mountain that you cant climb.  It was and still is very hard at times. But the time just eases the pain.

Treasure your moments that you get to spend with your dads, husbands, kids, parents...etc.  we never know when our last moments with them will be.

God Bless!
    Jenni