Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Thinking of you Daddy...

Today is the 1 year anniversary of my father's passing. It has been on my mind all day, yet I have been unable to come up with any words to commemorate his life. He was such a kind and generous man, and a loving dad, yet those words just don't seem to be enough. Instead of trying, I will post some of my favorite pictures of him.

Here he is with his mom and little brother Kenny. I see so much of Vincent and my nephew Alex in this picture.

This is my Dad during his brief stint in the military (very brief-- he was hurt in bootcamp). I am guessing he is about 19 years old here. So handsome.

I love this picture of my Dad kissing me. I always remember him playing with us, helping dress our Barbie dolls, letting us play with his hair.

Here he is with Joey (although it looks like Christopher!). My Dad looks so happy and healthy in this picture. This is how I want to remember him.

My last picture of him. My sister and I took the boys to visit him last year. This was the first time he was with all 6 of his grandsons together. It was the last time I was able to make it up to see him. He died about a month after this picture.

I love you and miss you Daddy. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you.


Anonymous said...

wow that is so sad I never want you to die


Suzanne said...

You and your dad were on my mind too. Your pictures tell a lot about what a great man he was. I'm glad I got to learn a little more about George as well as see the strong family resemblance that you, Gina and your kids all bear.

Stacey said...

I am so sorry. I know it must be hard to lose someone that you were close to.

Eudea-Mamia said...

I'm crying for you. Wonderful, wonderful post. I'm so sorry for your hurting heart.


Andrea said...

I am so sad for you Michelle. I'm so glad that you shared a little bit of your dad with us though, it sounds like he was a wonderful dad:)