I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles~Audrey Hepburn

Friday, June 4, 2010

Missing you Dad, 3 years later

He had a strong personality but a loving heart. He was a tough one to reach out to, but once you were able to break down certain barriers you would see a side of him that was amazing. He was funny, talented with his voice and guitar, and was the love of my Mom's life. He was my Dad. A step dad to some, but that is just a label. He took on the responsibility when I was very young and he was a father to me more then my own most years. I loved him so much. I miss him something terrible. It's been 3 years today that he left his family. My Mom still yearns for him each and every day as my 19 year old brother takes on that responsibility to make sure she is ok. It was because of that evil lung and brain cancer that his soul was snuffed out in a time when his life should have been at it's best years. It's not fair and I often wonder why it had to happen. When I hear about something I know he would have enjoyed I still go to call him. I have to think he hears me when I speak quietly to him in my head. And today I celebrate his memory and remain with the dream that we will be reunited in heaven someday. I miss you Wayne so much and I love you..always and forever.


  1. I understand so well the feelings you are having missing your father! My mother died in 2002 of lung cancer. She also had 7 metastatic tumors in her brain. She went into the hospital on a Thursday and died the next Thursday so we had no idea she was even sick! My thoughts are with you because the pain is always there with losing a loved one, no matter how many years pass!


  2. I know so painful. I live in a different state. My Dad was diagnosed with lung cancer and the next day brain cancer. I was trying to save the money up to see him and get my kids out of school at the time, but he had a seizure and fell into a coma. I finally was able to fly out but he never woke up. He died the day after I left. I hope and pray he could hear me though. He died just one month exactly after we found out he was even sick. So sad because I never had much time and also I never got to say goodbye...I think that is what hurts even more...thanks for your thoughts!!

  3. Dear Winona,
    My Mom and Dad are both gone now and I know of your pain. Your Dad was so young to be taken away. Oh, those dreadful diseases that creep up on us and our loved ones.



  4. I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. I wish there was something I could say except that I hope the pain goes away and the memories bring nothing but smiles for you, your family and all those who care about him xx

  5. I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. I lost my Mom four years ago now and, in some ways, it's as painful today as it was the day we lost her.

    Much love,

    Kate xx

  6. Winona, I am so sorry, I am sure your dad heard you and knew you were there..sometimes these things are just out of our control sweetie. Hopefully just good memories will be with you!

  7. wow, I can't believe it's been 3 years already. Just keep believing that you will see him again. I know you will. Hope you have a sweet day Shabby Chic.
    Lots of hugs for you. : )

  8. What a beautiful tribute to your dad! My dad has been gone 26 years on June 3rd and I still miss him like it was yesterday. Thank you for visiting and becoming my newest follower. I love your blog, what's not to love about pink! I hope to visit you often, take care!

  9. Im so sorry to hear that. Im so sorry for your loss.

    Time will never heal the scars, but it will help, that they don't scratch so much.