a day without father

Father’s Day, since mine passed, has not been the same – how could it be?  I have to believe that he is in a better place.  Today I walked around outdoors (which is where he was most comfortable) and thought about the happier times.  My father instilled in me a great love and curiosity for all things wild.  We shared the joys of gardening, fishing, dogs, raw clams, the ocean … and so much more.  He may not have been interested in literature or the arts , but he made college a reality for me.  He was gruff and opinionated and stubborn.  But he loved his family and he loved a good joke and he was truly a man’s man.  I miss him more with each passing year.

I took this image the morning before my dad died.

DSCN0397

Advertisements

About jody

mother of two amazing individuals, daughter, sister, artist, partner - devoted to knitting, quilting, gardening,writing,painting, reading, sewing, longing to live by the sea
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to a day without father

  1. Bea says:

    I’m so sorry about your loss. It’s clear how very much you loved him.

    Like

  2. I found him the Garden yesterday too. While watering I recalled that on every Father’s Day that I traveled home, I would find him in the vegetable garden, and that is where he would greet us. Always most comfortable there, and always an easy way to exchange our love of growing.

    Like

  3. pratima says:

    Nothing could fill the emptiness but memories cast a beautiful light and warm our hearts and thoughts, hugs and loving wishes, dear Jody.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s