Back again…

You may remember this spot from a few weeks ago when my dad sat here as a took a picture with him. We’ve completed the funeral and called most companies to change the info to notify them of his death.

This is less of a post and more of an update.

(Taken with  Instadan)

Back again…

You may remember this spot from a few weeks ago when my dad sat here as a took a picture with him. We’ve completed the funeral and called most companies to change the info to notify them of his death.

This is less of a post and more of an update.

(Taken with Instadan)

My beautiful babies…

(Taken with Instadan)

My beautiful babies…

(Taken with Instadan)

Time…

Today it is time to remember…

Remember my dad’s life with family and friends.

Remember people and places not seen in a long time.

Remember that time and love help.

Remember that life is precious.

Remember you are loved by many people…some known, some forgotten and even some you aren’t even aware of.

Today time with family and friends will be lived in both the present and the past and tears of joy and sorrow will be cried.

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Beaches and selfies…

Looking through all the old pictures.

(Pre-taken with Instadan)

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RIP Dad.

RIP Dad.

We’ve got a new set-up…

(Taken with Instadan)

We’ve got a new set-up…

(Taken with Instadan)

Face time…

I know what facetiming is typically used for and I agree this use is great! But I found out yesterday that no matter what happens, this technology became a godsend and was a modern day miracle.

My family got to talk to my dad after he returned home from hospice. While my face-to-face visit of a few weeks ago was well-timed, my family could not join me. Since we aren’t sure how much longer we will have with him, it is so nice for my kids to see him like this and is important to have a memory of a great man. My daughter was afraid to cry before we connected, but then during the “call” tears of joy and sadness came from my dad and let us all know it was ok to let go. And we all cried…and we laughed and loved and connected.

The cancer is spreading and yet he remains in such good spirits that I must redefine bravery in my mind. My older daughter said, “My pap is the cutest person ever.” This quote exemplifies what his attitude is during this hard time: “Life is what it is and you can’t reserve a place up there, you gotta wait your turn.”

So I thank the technological geniuses that introduced this to the world so that we can keep contact with the people we care about when we need to most.

pdxpax:

I may have licked this one’s face.
What?

Because I will never forget the single cutest flirt I ever received from a beautiful lady, Pax!

pdxpax:

I may have licked this one’s face.

What?

Because I will never forget the single cutest flirt I ever received from a beautiful lady, Pax!

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Just in case you forgot…

Here is happy Friday Dan!

(Taken with Instadan)

Just in case you forgot…

Here is happy Friday Dan!

(Taken with Instadan)