a celebration

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

We flew to Florida last weekend to celebrate my Dad.  
Cause, that's what he wanted.  
 It felt so weird to be throwing a party for him and not have him be there.  
But that's what he wanted.
And you know, he was there.
And he was smiling.
We celebrated a life that was well lived and well loved.
He had us smiling, too.

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23 comments

  1. How joyous! What a wonderful to have done .May your lives be filled with all the love and wonderful memories he left behind

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  2. Anonymous1/14/2015

    how beautiful this is. makes me laughing and crying at the sime time. you do great.

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  3. dads rule. forever and always. may the memories bring you comfort. xxoo

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  4. what a wonderful way to honor him! lots of love to you, leslie. xo.

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  5. Love the photos of your parents walking together. Been thinking of you and hoping the ache in your heart will ease with time.

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  6. Love the two pictures you chose to honor your dad! Thinking of you and sending love. xo

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  7. what a beautiful way to celebrate your dad's life. And those photos are wonderful.

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  8. Anonymous1/14/2015

    Love the photos. So sorry for your loss.

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  9. Lovely tribute to your dad.

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  10. It's always a great feeling to give a person a gift that is exactly what he wanted.

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  11. He was aiming to help with the healing. Very thoughtful. p.s. Your Mom looks a peach! Peace to you all.

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  12. What nice photos! I recently attended one of those types of memorials (a gathering / party) and it was very nice. It was also much more in line with person we were celebrating and her personality. Glad you were able to celebrate your dad!

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  13. It is so important to celebrate through the tears. Wishing you peace.

    P.S. What kind of pale pink yarn is on those needles? It is so pretty.

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  14. A wonderful way to celebrate and remember and carry on. Your Dad would be pleased! xx

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  15. That is such a beautiful thing to do. It is wonderful to see how your family is coming together and travelling this road close and seeking joy. It touches my heart.

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  16. Thinking of you, Leslie. Life is so precious as are the memories they leave us.

    Dear pictures!

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  17. Aww, made me teary eyed. Your dad is smiling from above. The pics of him and your mum are cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. I'm so sorry he's no longer here for you to enjoy in person but I think this was a beautiful way to honour him. Beautiful

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  19. So gorgeous to see those two images paired together. I raise a glass to your dad and a life well lived and a man who continues to be well loved x

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  20. eutrapalia2/09/2015

    Precious. Much love to you.

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