Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Saying Goodbye

Augie and Da
Circa 1994
My children are coming back today.
They are gathering to say goodbye to their paternal grandfather.
Da.
A gentleman and a wonderful provider.
A funny, funny man.
Even when he didn't know it;)
He shared his birthday with my babies.
He shared his name with my Augie.
A truly special soul.
Leaves a huge void.
Godspeed, Da.
Godspeed.

34 comments:

Kristen said...

Thinking of your family. So sorry for your loss. He sounds like an incredible man.

Daryl said...

So sorry for your family's loss ... I know he will be missed.

Sally said...

I'm so very sorry. God bless.

Patty said...

So sorry for your loss. You and your family have our deepest sympathy.
The Lincoln Family

TSannie said...

Hugs to all of you....

Diane said...

What a wonderful life you must have had and how wonderful to be remembered so fondly. Pleasant Journeys Da!

The Incredible Woody said...

I am so very sorry....

Donalyn said...

So sorry for the loss to your family Lauren - I'll have you all in my prayers.

Paxie said...

Oh sweetie, I'm so very sorry. I will be thinking of you all. May he rest in peace.

winetipper said...

So sorry to hear this! Thinking of you all, especially M. Talk soon.

deborah said...

Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss...

Deltaville Jamie said...

Sorry for your loss. I will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts today.

Laura~peach~ said...

i am so sorry for your loss, thoughs and prayers!

Kathleen... said...

Thoughts and prayers for your family...what a sweet picture and memory.....:)

Magpie said...

Oh, honey. I'm sorry. Thinking of you and yours.

Keetha said...

Oh, I'm so sorry. I'm thinking of your family. Prayers.

Ellen said...

Sorry for your loss. Hugs to you, Augie and Bird.

In the Heart of Happy said...

My prayers and hugs are with you during this time. I am so sorry for the loss of your Da.

My Dad was also a Da...and I assume just as wonderful as yours. Da's have a way of doing that.

Grandmother said...

Sounds like your warm memories will soothe your aching hearts. May it be so. Sympathy to you and your family.

Mary said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Lauren. Sending warm thoughts and prayers to you today.
xoxo

imbeingheldhostage said...

I'm so sorry L! You and your family will be in my prayers. ((hugs))

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

I am so sorry to hear of your family's loss. I wish you strength in the days to come, and soon may you feel Da's presence rather than his absence. Hugs.

judi said...

Huge loss to all. yes, God Speed.

Country Girl said...

Oh, my friend. So sorry to hear of your loss. {{Hugs}}

jojo said...

so sorry my friend, rest well in his wonderful memories and Godspeed Da...

Hilary said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Hugst to you all.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

So sorry to hear this.

Deb said...

I am so sorry. Loss of a loved one is very hard. Embrace yourself and family in the loving hands of the Lord.

LL Cool Joe said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, thinking of you today.

Karen Deborah said...

I'm sorry L. Big hugs and prayers coming your way for everyone. We can never really be ready to say goodbye, but thank God it's not forever!

Tammy said...

Such an adorable picture! Sorry for your loss.

Rural Rambler said...

Lauren I am so sorry. You and your family will be on my mind and in my heart. Such a sweet picture. Memories and pictures, thank God we have them to keep those we love held tight to our hearts.

Sassy said...

Ohhhhh my friend!!!! I am so very sorry for your loss.........I will tuck all of you in my prayers.....thank goodness we are blessed with memories........hugs♥

Joanie said...

Condolences!