Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Five years


Five years ago today my dad died.
Five years.
I can't believe half a decade gone by.

When we were sorting through dad's things we found all the birthday, Christmas and Father's day cards we had sent him over the years. I now keep all the ones I sent him in a box along with other keepsakes. Along with photos there's a black clip on tie from dad's job before he retired as a traffic warden. Dad was never without a cotton handkerchief and I have a couple of those as well as two of this ties and a pair of his braces.
This box sits on top of my wardrobe and I haven't been able to look at it's contents for the last few years but today I felt I could.

In our hearts your memory lives with never ending love so true, there isn't a single day Dad we do not think of you. Love you always. L, T and C. xxx

12 comments:

Angel Jem said...

It's good to remember. Hold him close in your heart and be glad.

Lynn said...

Much, much love to you, dear friend. Five years! It doesn't seem possible. I hope that your mementoes bring you much more pleasure than sorrow. xoxo

BadPenny said...

I'm glad you feel able to look through your keepsake box & remember your dad in such a special way.

I wasn't close with my father when I was an adult due to difficult circumstances, but every now & then I smile when I remember something lovely from my childhood.

So glad you have wonderful memories xx

Jo said...

I was thinking about you yesterday. I'm pleased that you now feel able to look through your keepsakes, that's what they're there for, to look at and remember all the good times with a smile.

Selfsewn said...

Awe I got a lump in my throat Lisa.
Well done for being brave, I have a bag of my grandmas clothes, it's a comfort to have something familar to put your nose into whenever you feel the need. xxx Yes to sitting in the garden though there may not be much to look at!

topchelseagirl said...

I'm glad your keepsakes bring you happy memories. My Dad always has a hankie too. Hugs. x

WinnibriggsHouse said...

Love the idea of the keepsake box and that you are now able to go through it and let memories of those past happy times bring your dad close again. Those we've lost are never far away if we let those memories in. X

Diane said...

Thinking of you my lovely friend and feeling glad you were strong enough to look through those precious momentoes. He will forever be in your hearts. xxxxxxx

BadPenny said...

Oh Lisa, so near & yet so far... I'm working tomorrow.
We will meet up one day xx

sarah-jane down the lane said...

He knows how you loved him Lisa, dear man. It still hurts I know...but so lovely to have all the little things, treasures,ties,cards. Tiny fragments I know but wonderful to look through whenever you want to...sending you all my love,
Sarah
--x-x-x--

his_girl_friday said...

Beautiful, sad post. Thanks for this.

josiecrafter said...

Thinking of you and sending hugs to you xxx