Friday, August 06, 2010

Remembered



"Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you there." ~ Isla Paschal Richardson

There were long periods over the past year when time seemed to really drag, and yet here we are. Twelve months have passed and time really has blunted the raw edges of grief, as it always does.

Today I'm off to visit the old man with Mum and one of my sisters. We'll go pay our respects at the cemetary, and then we'll probably raise a glass to him over lunch.

And we'll aim to follow the advice in that quote up there, because I know Dad would much prefer that we remembered him with laughter than with tears.

3 comments:

MTB Girl said...

Thinking of you and your family Kek. It is a great thing to remember someone and laugh with them, like they're there.

LizN said...

Thinking of you - give your Dad a great big toast today.xoxox

linda said...

The memories are what bring comfort- eventually. on the significant days hubby and I go to where my parents are scattered and enjoy memories and occasions we had with them. It's not all mushy and cloying- but rather- we have fun just remembering some of the silly, annoying but memorable times we had. Thinking of you today- enjoy what you have had.

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