Dad | Personal

I don’t know how to write this post.  I am hoping it will honour my Dad in a small way and this may be a little cathartic for me.  I have two Dads.  I lost the Dad who raised me 8 years ago this summer.  Rudy, who is my real Dad, passed away last Thursday.  We re-connected 10 years ago and he has been nothing but a huge blessing in my life.  My boys loved him dearly, as did I.  I did not expect to lose him so quickly and I am feeling quite orphaned now.  I am not a writer, but often express myself with pictures.  I wanted to share some of my favorite images of Rudy over the years.  I am so grateful for the time I had with him, for all the moments we shared and the love we felt for each other.  I miss you so much.

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  1. “What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch, we may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget.” ~ unknown

    I’m sorry for your loss, Paula. Not only did his life give you memories too beautiful to forget, but your talent has given you so many beautiful memories captured through the lens of your camera, to treasure for the rest of your life. I wish you peace as you move through the journey of grief and loss.

  2. What wonderful and beautiful photos Paula. What a treasure to have these. You all, especially your boys, must have been such a joy to him. Look after yourself this week.

  3. I love these pictures!! I know how you fell about being an orphan. As you know I lost my dad 16 years ago. I don’t remember much about our relationship, but I know how hard it is. He is in a better place now, and he will looking down upon you, as my father. You are in our prayers and thoughts.

  4. Leslie-Anne McKenzie says:

    “If a picture paints a thousand words…” these say way more than a thousand,well “written”. Peace to your family.

  5. Wow! Those are really great pictures Paula. Everybody looks so happy in all the pictures.

  6. Paula, having known your other dad it is so sweet to see these pictures of you, your boys and Regan with your dad. What a blessing that you were able to reconnect. The love is truly evident in these pictures. I really see your dad in Regan. My condolences to you on the passing of both of your dads. It definitely isn’t easy but hold on to the memories you have. Hugs to you.

  7. Oh, Paula, that is such a beautiful collection of memories. He looks like such an amazing, kind man. What a blessing to have the time you did. My thoughts, prayers, and hugs go out to you in your loss.

  8. These pictures are such treasures to have. Beautiful memories for sure….

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