Thursday, October 18, 2012

Five Years!

Wednesday October 17, 2012.

A source of reflection, love has no bounds;
It is as profound as eternity,
As lofty as the heavens, and as vast as the universe.
     Comte Alfred Victor le Vigny

 A special message. 



Wow I cannot believe it has been five years. I think of you ever day, sometimes every hour of every day.

I am doing well, I am sure you know there have been a few nasty bumps in the road but you know how that goes, we made it.

Mom is doing well, she is one strong woman and I am trying my best to be just like her.

I know you are laughing at that comment as you know I do not have to try very hard.

The girls are doing great they have a lot of their grandparent’s strength and character, thank you for that.

The farming well, I am sure you know that too. These are tough times but we have seen that before and have learned how to get through by watching you.

My days in the bush are still the moments I cherish I know that is where you would be sitting among the trees.

I rarely go to the cemetery any more I know you are not there.

Every time I hear the wind whistling through those trees, or the screech of that hawk soaring over my head

I know you are telling me that things are as they are supposed to be at that time and everything will be alright.

It is just another one of those bumps in the road.

I cannot believe it has been five years, life goes on and time goes fast.

I could never have believed that I would find such peace and happiness without you.

I am doing great Dad. I love you and miss you.

Later

When I woke up early Wednesday morning I expected it to be a sad day for me but it was not. We are so blessed in this world and sometimes it takes mingling and listening to the people around you to make you realize that. The simple things in life have the biggest impact. My Dad already knew that.

40 comments:

  1. O tempo passa depressa.A saudade fica! beijos,chica

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  2. what a wonderful post for your dad, he's sure to be reading it up there,

    Gill

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  3. A Wonderful Tribute to you Dad...B, he knows your heart as you are part of his...He is gone but not far away..~~HUGS~~

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  4. A wonderful tribute, but you are gonna make me start crying all over again....

    {HUGS}

    Cindy Bee

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  5. What a sweet post, no doubt it made your Dad smile.

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  6. Beautiful. Your Dad was an amazing man and all of us who had the honour of being even a small part of his life were truly blessed.
    October was not a kind month to either of us but realizing that those who are gone are never far away helps to get through.
    Keep listening to the wind and sounds of nature as they are Dad speaking to you, and like me telling you things are going to be OK.

    Love You BA

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  7. You sure have a way with words....such a touching post about your father. I'll bet you are quite like him.

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  8. oh buttons, what a beautiful post...hugs to you!

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  9. A lucky man to have a daughter such as you. He taught you well. Now, you inspire us all. *hugs*

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  10. You have a very sensible outlook....no, he is not in the cemetery. He is with you. I lost both my parents in October (a few years apart) and for a while October was such a painful month. I'll be thinking of you today.

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  11. Oh I do like what your wrote - well done my dear friend xoxoxox Love M xox I bet he's smiling at you:)

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  12. It is amazing how we can somehow manage to get to the other side of such sadness and loss. I'm sure he's happy to know your life went on - he was obviously a great dad to raise such a special daughter. Hugs!

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  13. what a beautiful post. i could 'feel' your father listening as you spoke to him. filled my heart.

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  14. What a beautiful tribute letter to your father, Buttons.

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  15. I'm glad you are at a place where you can think of the wonderful things about your Dad! He sounds like he's left a wonderful heritage, and would be so proud of you!!

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  16. It is a blessing indeed.

    Though simple.

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  17. He is up there, watching over his 'little girl'..

    Hugs and sending our love..
    auntie m

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  18. beautiful b, on so many levels!!

    finding the strength to balance the loving/missing part with going on, it's not easy but so important.

    being able to find joy, not saddness in the memories....

    i love the way you wrote this letter to your dad!!

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  19. Hugs to you, Miss B!

    I think of my Grandpa in the same way. He has been gone almost 9 years and still crosses my mind everyday.

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  20. This is such a heartfelt post you have me tearing up. Time does go by fast. Thanks so much for the reminder to enjoy the simple thing in life. I love that..

    Hugs~

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  21. A lovely post ! I lost my dad 16 years ago and mum 4 years ago . They are always with us and quietly guiding us, always looking out for us . My parents were the type to always simply appreciate what you have in life they were a happy folk even though life gives you it's ups and downs they have taught me to be the same and to savor all that you do have . Have a good day !

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  22. *hugs* what a beautiful and touching tribute to your father!!

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  23. So beautiful! Glad to hear it was not a sad day for you. Your father would have wanted you to be happy no matter what, so I know he's looking down on you with a smile!

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  24. and he loves you so...

    (((Buttons))))

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  25. A lovely tribute to your father.
    It is good to meet you fellow Canadian! Thanks for stopping by my blog today.
    Jim

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  26. What a beautiful message to your dad Buttons!!

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  27. This was a beautiful, heartfelt tribute to your dad. I must admit that I choked up a bit reading that.

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  28. Nice post Buttons- special tribute to the power of the love you have for your dad.

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  29. Hugs Buttons. What can I say that hasn't been said before? This is also the month I lost my son. I'm thinking of you. Sue xox

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  30. What a beautiful post B, it definitely brought a lump to my throat. I am sure your dad will have a lovely big smile on his face :))

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  31. Thank you for the inspiration. It makes me think of my grandmother.

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  32. oh that was so nice and sweet.

    your comment about that little pond was nice, thank you.

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  33. A lovely post,It made me think how important and precious the time we have together.

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  34. So tender! I do understand you . I lost Mt dad in 2005, and I still miss him... Hug you, BShell

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  35. Your dear father was wise-it really is the simple things in life that have the biggest impact. So very true:)

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  36. Sounds as if you were/are blessed with a wise and compassionate father. No one, not even death, can take that away. He is on a different leg of his journey and you will join him one day.

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  37. so beautiful. brought a tear to my eye, even though that wasn't your goal. happy you've found inner peace.

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