October 16, 2010

Dad - 11 years today

This morning I took the kids to The Coffee Club where they enjoyed pancakes with icecream and maple syrup and I really enjoyed chilli chocolate cake and a cup of English Breakfast Tea.

Quite the contrast to this day 11 years ago when I sat on the back steps of our house, cuddling my two beagles, after receiving the phone call about the death of my Dad.

The world turned, and people went about their day, oblivious to the inner chaos that I felt. I always wonder about that, how one can be in such pain and everyone around them just doesn't feel it.......

But life goes on, doesn't it....


9 comments:

Woman In The Midst: Raw said...

Yes, life does go on but for a moment it stands still.. In the stillness of your moment I wish you peace to your soul and a smile to warm your heart..
Hugs to you on this bittersweet day of memories..

Veronica said...

((hugs)) Life might go on, but it's never the same as it was.

Lucy said...

Huge hugs.

I have some etched dates coming up, so I empathise, I really do.

Posie Patchwork said...

This year is 11 years since my husband lost his mummy, it doesn't stop you from thinking about them, loving them & wishing they were there, especially when you have children to show off to them!! Losing parents is so sad, thinking of you. Love Posie

Tina said...

{hugs} it's coming up to the anniversary of my mum's death so I know you feel xxx

Rachel said...

Oh my gosh! I remember thinking that when we left the hospital without Gracie. Wondering why everyone could walk around like normal when our lives were in pieces. It felt odd to simply go to the grocery store and not have the cashier sob right along with us.

Wishing you wonderful memories for today.

Foursons said...

That is exactly how it feels. Your life has turned upside down and everyone else is moving about their day as if everything is OK. But it's not, things are seriously wrong. So, so wrong.

I hope today is filled w/sweet memories of your dad. ((Hugs))

Mrs Woog said...

Oh, my heart goes out to you. Muxh love Mrs Woog xo

dusty earth mother said...

Oh, that picture...