Friday, August 19, 2011


My dad passed away 4 years ago today after a long and very courageous battle with colon cancer. It's hard to believe that it has been 4 years, today, since I last saw my dad. Some days it feels like it was just yesterday and other days it feels like 20 years. People always say "Oh, it gets easier." I disagree. It gets more bearable but not easier. Every milestone and moment that has been big in my life since then I have always thought "I wish my dad was here to see this." I think he would be so excited about the twins.....he wouldn't have said it out loud but he would have been. I made a photo album of pictures from his birth up until his death after he died for the simple reason that is how my children would know him. The twins WILL know him through pictures and through stories that Eric, myself, and my mom will share with them. They would have loved their Poppa. Love and miss you dad!

                                                                          Early on...

Here we are at our father/daughter dance at my wedding....... Steve St. Clair with Highlights Photography captured this image and it is absolutely one of my favorites!

Each year on Memorial Day and Veteran's Day downtown Ringgold puts up flags to honor all of those past military who are no longer with us. The next 2 pictures are from those 2 days. 

 Every year on Memorial Day the Boy Scouts put flags out at the National Cemetery on ALL of the graves.


  1. I hate that this is your blog post today because I hate that Butch isn't here!!!! Thinking of you! love you!!

  2. I am glad you took the steps for them to know him!

  3. So glad you have made that album for your children to know him!