Thursday, August 13, 2009

Things Left Behind

It was one week ago today that my mom called to tell us we should drive up to NC to see Jack because things weren't looking good.

We arrived in time to see him and spend that last night with him as he was struggling in the hospital. On Friday morning, God decided it was time and finally let his body rest.

The next few days were a flurry of activity.

Funeral arrangements to make, family and friends to see and more BBQ and fried chicken than I've ever seen to eat. (Nobody does funeral food like southerners.)

After all of the activity was done and it was just me, my mom and G at her house, I walked around just looking at all of Jack's stuff sitting there like he's going to walk in and grab it anytime.

I immediately grabbed my camera (cause that's what I do) and snapped a few pictures so I'd always have those memories of him.

(Photographs that we displayed during the visitation.)

He may have technically been just my step-dad, but he was the only father I really ever had and he will be missed dearly.


Darlene said...

What a beautiful post. Any time you look at the pictures they will bring back memories of the man who WAS your father.♥

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Your post truly touched my heart!! What a GREAT idea to snap will treasure those forever.

You'll be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

wendy said...

Those are great photos! What a wonderful idea and a fabulous way to keep him in your heart and mind.

PinkBalloons&Macaroons said...

so sorry for your loss! your family is in my prayers. I hope you have a fabulous day!! hugs!! Britt :-)

Life is good! said...

sounds like you lost a great man, your father! sorry for you loss. what wonderful memories you will have of him.

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I am so sorry for the pain you all are going through right now. I pray God gives you peace.
What a beautiful post and the pictures of what was "him" was touching-the keys, the hat, the chair-very sweet.
God Bless-

Jodie said...

What a lovely way to remember your dad. I've heard it said that the small things are really the big things! Be blessed today.