Friday, December 19, 2014

December 19th

I've posted this photo here on the blog a couple of times. It's my father and his sister in 1937. They were born a year apart on December 19th. Helen was born in 1917. My father William in 1918. They are both gone now for many years, but they are still dearly loved and sweetly remembered. Happy birthday to to my very dear father and to Aunt Helen. Everlasting life happens in the hearts of those who love you. We say your names.

9 comments:

  1. And each year, you bring tears to my eyes. We count the years they're gone, then we count the years until we join them in the cosmos.

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  2. CCorax-- My father has been gone 22 years, and I still think of him everyday. Such a kind good man.

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  3. Saying the names and telling the stories are the heart of we human beings.

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  4. You may recall that my son and younger daughter share the same birthday. Love to you on this important date in your life's history.

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  5. MandT-- Yes. Remembering and saying their names out loud, "as holy as any prayer."

    Annie-- I had forgotten that lovely coincidence. Thank you for reminding me. Happy birthday to your son and daughter!

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  6. How do parents plan this? Annie? What a trick!
    Robin, you bring your father to us lovingly. I feel almost as if I knew him, through you. I'm (mentally) tossing flowers into the bay to remember him.

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  7. Yes! A day of celebration!

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  8. Tara-- I miss him everyday. There's always something I would like to tell him. He was a gentle, good man. I feel lucky that he was my father. Yes, we mentally tossed flowers into the bay for him too!

    am-- It is a day to celebrate his beautiful, but much too short life.

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  9. Wonderful to remember loved ones on their birthday. I too still miss my parents after so many years. My father died when my children were too young to remember him. And that makes me so sad because they would have loved him so.

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