Monday, June 14, 2010

Remembering

Every day I remember, sometimes half-a-dozen times, sometimes more, and I say, "I love you, Dad."
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I hope I never forget.
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Tell me about who you don't want to forget.

33 comments:

Jessica Nelson said...

This is making me cry. I don't want to forget my grandpa. He died when I was thirteen.

April said...

My grandfather. He died a couple years ago, and Christmas has never been the same since.

Wendy Paine Miller said...

My kids called him Hopper. I knew him as Dad.

Sending love,
Wendy

Jennifer Shirk said...

My dad, too. He passed away in 1999.

Linda said...

My Mom and Dad. It's been twenty-five years and I miss them still.

Terri Tiffany said...

My brother-in-law. He died five years ago and was the glue to our family.

Cindy R. Wilson said...

My grandpa. He died just before I got married and wasn't there to see it. I have great memories of him, though!

Jeanette Levellie said...

Awwwwww. I'm trying to keep my chin steady. It wants to turn into an oatmeal cookie and go crumbling.

My daddy, who drank himself to death when I was ten. He was the sweetest, funnest guy ever. I know he's waiting for me in Heaven. I'm saving the first dance for him.

And my step-dad, who died last year. The second dance is for him.

Journaling Woman said...

I don't ever want to forget my grandmothers. They are a part of who I am.

Sending prayers for your healing.

Teresa

Diane said...

My mom died at age 57. Very sad when I want to call and tell her some news of the day....

the domestic fringe said...

I think of my grandparents. OFTEN. I don't want to forget either.
-FringeGirl

Tabitha Bird said...

I never want to forget myself. I have ignored me for far too long.

patti said...

Wow. A punch in such a short post!

My dad as well. Gone for...12 years now.

Patti

Ang said...

My Granny. She passed away on May 29th of this year. She was and still is my heroine of all time. A woman who lived her dreams of love, laughter, and the true meaning of life. She held 7 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren in her gentle arms before leaving this Earth. We hold her forever in our hearts.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Janna -

My beloved husband. While the grief has abated, I still miss him. He was my best friend.

Blessings,
Susan

JLC said...

I wouldn't want to forget anyone who has left a positive impact on my life. The question I often think about is whether or not I've made a positive impact on someone else's life.

(hugs)

Josh said...

I love that photo of your mom and dad.

Josh said...

*cleans glasses* well i'll be darn....that is an awesome photo of YOU and don :P

Capri K said...

You won't forget.

I don't want to forget anyone. They all have their special places in my heart.

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

I never, ever will forget my Mom and my late husband. These two Christian, loving people were two of the greatest blessings in my life.

No matter how long your loved ones are gone, the grieving never ends.

Cassandra Frear said...

I don't want to forget all the special moments in my relationship with God. Sometimes, I'm so afraid I will forget them. I try to write them all down, but I don't/haven't always.

Deb Shucka said...

I love these tender words, and that amazing picture.

For me it's my Aunt Bea, the first person I knew for sure loved me.

Duane Scott said...

My best friend. He died when we were 16 in a car accident. I now use his name, Scott, as part of my pen name.

Thus, Duane Scott.

Susan Warren Utley said...

I am so sorry for your pain and loss. I too know that kind of hurt. I hope time helps you heal.

In January. I lost two people who left me within days of each other. My Auntie Lynne for whom I was named after and our son Tyler who was only 28 years old. Tyler had another mom who left him when he was six. I took her place several years later and I loved him with all my heart. I miss his smile and his laugh. Each day that passes brings a tiny sliver of acceptance but there are moments...

Bless you.

Susan

Melissa Marsh said...

My grandfather, who died nearly two years ago. I miss him so much.

Jody Hedlund said...

Been wondering how you're doing, Janna. What a beautiful way to go about your day, remembering your dad and telling him you love him.

septembermom said...

Thinking of you.

I miss my Dad so much.

Anonymous said...

I don't want to forget my grandfather. He died almost two years ago on New years day. He shot himself. Everyday I feel like i'm forgetting more and more about him. And not only that. but, I'm scared that one day I'm going to get a call saying my grandmother is dead too.

Janna Qualman said...

Thanks for stopping by, Anon. Thinking of you.

Elaine W. Miller said...

I don't ever want to forget my dad's belly laugh.

Robyn Campbell said...

Me too. I miss him so much. He was the best Dadai EVAH! I don't want to forget his laugh. And his truthfulness. And his love for me.

sylviamorice said...

My husband died last year, Dec 13th, just one month after being diagnosed with cancer. Every day I tell him that I love him and miss him, and every night I lie awake in bed, wishing he was still beside me. A piece of me died with him that day--I will never again be the person I was before his death.

Kat said...

That is such a sweet photo! I never what to forget my mom.