Saturday, November 15, 2008

the two dads

I lost my dad in June, and today Mike's dad passed away. Both had been in declining health with diminishing quality of life, so for both it really was a blessing. Of course it is still always difficult.

I was looking through some old photo albums this evening.
Here's Mike (far right) with his dad and brother, 1968 vacation in Big Sur:

Here's me with my dad and brother, 1972 vacation in Minnesota:


Laura said...

I'm so sorry for your losses, and yes, I agree. Even when it's a blessing it's a painful loss just the same.

May God comfort you both in His arms of love.

dust bunny said...

Sadness for both of you. You're in my prayers.

Purple said...


Prayers for you and Mike and the rest of the family. As you say, even with declining health...the saddness/grief is still very present.

mompriest said...

yes, even when the death is a blessing, it remains a sorrow and loss for those remaining...prayers for your family.

Jennifer said...

Dear Barbara,
I am sorry for your losses, too.
I'll be praying that you and Mike both feel surrounded with comfort and compassion as you move through this difficult time.

David said...

Does Dad have a band-aid on his face??

Pretty shot in Minnesota. What city?

Barbara B. said...

Thank you, everyone...

David, I'm not sure about the band-aid; it does sort of look that way though!

The Minnesota resort was in a little place called Dunvilla. We went there a couple of times actually.

Presbyterian Gal said...

Outdoor dads! How fun and wonderful they look.

I know exactly what you mean. I lived the same thing two years ago Halloween. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.

Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Rev SS said...

oops, I missed this post last time I came by. Nice remembrances of the good times. Blessings as you journey through this time.

Diane said...

sorry I haven't been over as much.

I love your old pictures.