Sunday, June 10, 2012

Remembering Birthdays After Your Parents Are Gone

Today would have been my Dad's 86th birthday.  
He passed away March 7, 2011. 

It was in my late teens when I began calling my dad, Papa - don't recall why it just fit between us.

My Papa's birthday was June 10th and mine June 11th - we shared many wonderful family birthdays over the years.   

This photo was the last birthday I saw my Papa.

My Mom passed away in 2006.
I greet their birthdays now with fond memories,
heartfelt love and tears as I miss them dearly.

*Happy Birthday Papa*

My love & thankfulness to both my parents for their
unconditional love!


  1. I know you are missing your Papa very much today and I know that today will be a day of sadness and joy. Sending you lots of hugs your way - Sarah

  2. My grand daughter and I bake a cake for my mom on her birthday, even tho mom died years before Sugarwings was born.

    1. I love that idea… it a way for her to connect without ever meeting her grandmother… wonderful idea!

  3. What a wonderful photo of the two of you. Aren't you so happy you have it? I know how it feels to miss your dad. Hugs!

    1. Thank you. My sister Dee & I traveled there to visit him knowing in our hearts that was our last visit he would probably recognize us. He had Alzheimer's Disease. I cherish this photo!