Monday, December 19, 2011

Never Really Gone!

That odd state of mind wherein we

fitfully and teasingly remember some

previous scene or incident, of which the

one now passing appears to be but the

echo and reduplication.

                    Nathaniel Hawthorne

Every time I look down and see the hole in my sock where my big toe curls up, I think of you.

Every time I hear my brother’s laughter, I think of you.

Every time I see the twinkle in my sister’s eye when she is trying to pull a fast one, I think of you.

Every time I watch my children fix a problem with only the things they have on hand, I think of you.

Every time I look in the mirror and see my hazel eyes, I think of you.

Every time I listen to your grandchildren talk about what they believe with such passion, I think of you.

Every time I sit and listen to my brother’s voice, I think of you.

Every time I see your grandchildren embracing all different kinds of music, I think of you.

Every time I see your sister’s familiar smile, I think of you.

Every time.

Happy Birthday Dad.



  1. Very beautiful and special.

  2. What a beautiful post - I love your words.

  3. A sweet tribute to your daddy. The memories live on, don't they? :)

  4. You are such a special, special person..........


  5. A very nice tribute for your Dad Buttons.

  6. Such heartfelt words.

    I wish you and your family a very blessed Christmas. I'm taking a break for a few weeks and will resume my regular visits in the new year. Big hug xoxo

  7. Yes, all the good and beautiful things reminds us...thinking of you today and sending you love...xoxo

  8. So well written! A priceless tribute.

  9. What a beautiful post!!!! Gave me goosebumps!

  10. Beautiful and moving.

  11. A lovely remembrance...

  12. Everytime I see flaking paint it reminds me of mine. ( he was a painter)
    Happy birthday to your dad.

    Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year, Buttons. Hugs Maa

  13. It is nice to be a Dad and to be loved. I never knew my Dad. He missed out on a lot of love.
    Your Dad will never be forgotten with such loving memories.

  14. Precious Buttons..sending you a hug. Fr Auntie M

  15. :)

    this is beautiful - just like you!

  16. Gotta love family. A lovely poem. Thank you for sharing.

  17. Lovely tribute to your dad! :) I envy your beautiful memories!

  18. I love that photo! So many textures!!


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