Father’s Day

Father’s Day is always hard for me.
Dad and I were close and he passed away when
my son Jay was just 16, so they didn’t have
enough time together.

Dad used to live on a small lake and had a
boat and my son loves the water and swimming,
so did my dad and they spent alot of time together
in the water, in the boat, being silly.

I thought I would share these two old
photos I scanned in of them together
when Jay was three and a little older.
Two peas in a pod.

I thought this one was funny as it looks like they
are both talking at the same time, my son
as always, animated.

Driving the boat with grampy from July 1989.  I always loved
this shot because Jay looks so apprehensive as if to say,
“does grampy know what he is doing mom?

He was a great dad, always there for me, always willing to
listen, even when he thought my ideas were way out.  I miss him
tremendously.

My husband David is a great dad too.  He has been a fabulous
step-dad to Jay and has two grown kids of his own, and we have
four grandchildren too.  Quite the blended family.

My husband and my dad share one very important trait in common,
their willingness to be silly to make a child laugh.  Both of them
were willing to be kids again to play with their kids.  It is a quality
in both of them that I admire very much.  Hugs and kisses to you
dad wherever you are and to my David too.

8 Responses to “Father’s Day”

  1. Lorraine June 20, 2010 at 10:59 pm #

    what great photos and fond memories of your dad thanks for sharing. Thanks for having my blog as part of your blog list

  2. Snap June 20, 2010 at 11:36 pm #

    Lovely tribute to your Dad and your Hubby.

    Hugs–

  3. Kim Mailhot June 20, 2010 at 11:40 pm #

    There sure are some good guys in this world. Happy Father's Day tothe men in your world, Lovely Corrine.
    Big Hugs!

  4. artymess June 21, 2010 at 6:16 am #

    Lovely Corrine ……i expect Jay has a love of water and swimming because of time with his Grampy…….those times are precious ….xx

  5. Mrs Moen June 21, 2010 at 11:54 am #

    Great way to honor your father. I love the pictures of him and your son together; you can tell they enjoy each others company.

  6. Jensters June 21, 2010 at 1:46 pm #

    I found yesterday hard too Corrine…maybe soon i will post on my blog about my wonderful Dad x
    just couldnt do it yesterday x

    These photos are wonderful memories and a joy to have….great story xx

  7. Deborah June 21, 2010 at 3:17 pm #

    Great photos of your father and son! I miss my father, too.

  8. Heloise June 21, 2010 at 6:26 pm #

    Lovely photographs. Your son must have lots of great memories as I am sure you do. Father's or Mother's days are hard for those without one or either of them.
    Take care. x

Leave a Reply