Monday, June 18, 2012

Father’s Day 2012

This is Jim Writing…

Our Dad is Gone
For Mary and I, this is the first Fathers Day without a father. We miss him. but glad we had him as long as we did. We are very grateful for the influence he had on our lives.

In the coming weeks we’ll be going through the house and getting it ready to put on the market. This will be hard at times, but we know it has to be done. The pages have turned to a new chapter in our lives. This we understand. Life goes on, and there are others who need us for  our love and support.

Check my blog today a few more details on what is happening—>

Dad’s Book
It has been selling very good. We are getting down to the end of the books that were in the first printing. Then a decision will have to be made to have a second printing.


Sara said...

I was thinking about your family yesterday, because it was father's day, because my tomato plants are beginning to look like something out of jack in the beanstalk, because I was reading a birdbook which explained how to get your yard certified as a "Wildlife habitat".....

I'll continue to think about your family during this difficult time. Sorting through your dad's house will surely bring tears, but hopefully some smiles as you remember the good times.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Your Dad may be gone, but never forgotten. I had to do the same for my folks. It's not an easy time for sure. You were blessed to have Dad for as long as you did. He lived a wonderful and long life. I'll check your blog out now. As always, I thank you for the update.

betty said...

It is good to hear from you. I think DAD was in many of his blogger friends hearts yesterday. He was a very special person and we are grateful to have know him.
This is from an Irish tombstone:
"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal." There are so many
memories in DAD's house, but they are also in your heart. DAD would want you to move forward and get the house ready for new lives to make memories there. Aloha from HI...Sara's aunt

Joan said...

DAD was in my thoughts yesterday, Father's Day. In the evening I began to reread his book. And I thought about him mentioning how it was time to sell the family land and having a trusting realtor. And today you write that it is time to sell his house. Without DAD and Mary in it, it is just a house, not a home. DAD would be happy to know that Mary won't have to care for the large house. She will now have time to care for herself and do things she enjoys, maybe even have time to visit friends and family. I like what you wrote...the pages have turned to a new chapter. DAD would agree. ..Sara's Mom

John White said...

We know it was a difficult Father's Day this year without DAD, but as you say you & we were very lucky to have had him with us for such a long time. I read a post on Father's Day from a former UT football player whose Dad was shot & killed when he was very young....that's so sad....we are indeed so fortunate to have had our Dad's with us for so many wonderful years. Take care.

Dirk said...

I know this is going to be really hard for you to do. My parents are in their 80's, and I'm dreading that day when we will have to sell the house, and let go most of everything I grew up with. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Jess Miller said...

Was thinking of Dad today as I was picking my very first tomato!! Was thinking of his rows of tomato bushes!

Hugs and prayers to you all.