Remembering My Dad








My wonderful Dad passed away on January 28, 2009 from complications resulting from leukemia. He was 66 years old. I wanted to dedicate this post to him, the greatest father a girl could ever ask for.  That little baby he is cradling in the picture is me at 9 weeks old.  My Mom wrote a caption on the back which is very fitting- “Two Peas in a Pod.”  That is how I will always remember him.

dad2He was so proud any time someone commented that we looked alike (we did) and he always told me that looking at me was like “looking in a mirror.”  I don’t think I will ever look at myself in a mirror again without thinking of him.  I remember how proud he was of me the day of my college graduation, my wedding day, and the day my daughter was born.  Those are memories I will treasure forever.  He told me many times that my Mom was his “best friend” and that he loved his “girls” (my Mom, my sister, and me) more than anything.  He was a loving grandfather to his three grandchildren who called him “Pop Pop.”  Whenever I needed him he was always there. He used to call me “Green Beans” because he said that I loved them so much as a baby.  He still called me that even now. 

I am home in Heaven, dear ones;
Oh, so happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.

All the pain and grief is over,
Every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in Heaven at last.

                          -Author Unknown

I love you Daddy,


16 Responses to “Remembering My Dad”

  1. 1 Sarah February 2, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    I wish I had something profound to say Christy. Thank you for sharing him with us even if it’s only a glimpse.

  2. 2 Miranda February 2, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. He sounds like he was a wonderful father and an amazing person. I am still praying for you. I know losing a family member is so hard. *hugs* Thank you for writing this post.

  3. 3 Mom February 2, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    You were right on target when you said he loved his girls. He would often tell me that I could have been married to anyone, but no one would ever love me as much as he did. I know this with all my heart. We were best friends and soulmates for 42 years. I miss him so much, but I would not bring him back for anything. He is walking the streets of gold with Jesus and all our loved ones gone on before. Just think… more pain, needles, and chemo. Welcome home, sweetheart!

  4. 4 Mom February 2, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Oh how he loved his grandchildren! He was a wonderful PopPop and dearly loved Holly, Tanner and Connor. I hope that they will never forget the wonderful memories.

  5. 5 Esther Williams February 2, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Christy and Sandy, I feel so blessed to have know Adrian and ever beautiful word you have written is so fitting. He was all you said and more and we know he’s walking with Jesus today. How much more can we ask for?


  6. 6 Ashley February 2, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    We were very lucky to have him for a Dad. He ALWAYS loved us. I loved his sense of humor (thankfully he passed that to me ~and you). I will miss him very very much. I will miss the oil change notifications, tag expiration notices, and wise words to keep our gas tanks filled….”Never let it go below a quarter of a tank….”.
    He always took care of all 3 of us (Mom included ~~ esp. Mom, he spoiled her totally and always wanted her by his side. Even when she was gone for just a couple of hours, he would always say, “I miss your Mom. I wish she was back home with me”). How nice life would be if everyone had a Dad like ours and a husband like hers.

  7. 7 Cat @ 3 Kids and Us February 3, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Christy, he sounds like a wonderful father. I’m so sorry he’s not with you anymore.

  8. 8 Frances February 3, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Dear Christy,

    You are so precious. You have your Mom’s gift with words. The entire family is blessed to have your Daddy as part of it. I can remember seeing you girls grow up, and the beautiful women you have become. Your Dad was always so proud of you. We are all proud of you! I loved Butch very much too. He was always so thoughtful about Aunt Paige. It just made me love him more. I was not that close to your Dad until Aunt Paige was sick. Of all the cousins, he made sure he checked on her on a regular basis. Uncle Floyd has a wonderful family to be proud of. I am so thankful and blessed to have each and every one of you in my family.

    Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you all in any way,give Ashley a hug for me.

    All my love,

  9. 9 Brie February 3, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    What a beautiful tribute. I’ve been thinking of you guys all w/e. xoxo

  10. 10 Connie February 3, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    Oh, I’m so sorry. I lost my dad 21 years ago and I remember the day well. It took years before I could talk about him without crying (although tears are here as I write this). Dad’s are so special and the bond between daughter & dad is something to treasure.

    I’m wishing you peace and love as you journey through this very difficult time. Know that I’m thinking of you and available in you need a cyber hug or to chat.

    Take care of yourself. It’s hard, especially when it feels so raw.

    ((((hugs and love)))


  11. 11 Susan February 3, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    I know your mother from work.

    I was always a Daddy’s girl too and lost my father from throat cancer.
    It is so hard, I know. Take care. Susan

  12. 12 Jack February 3, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Christy, Ashley and Sandy:
    Although I never got the chance to meet Adrian, I felt as if he and I were great friends. I worked with your Mother several years ago, then we somehow renewed our friendship through the e-mails. She kept me informed as to your Dad’s problems and treatments.
    I prayed for his health each night and that God would have His way.
    I was 56 years young when I lost my Dad. He,too was a great Man and I,too, missed him greatly. With his dementia, God likewise had a much better place for him.
    Each of you should cherish all of those fond memories that you have written about with your Father and Husband and realize that he does not suffer again.

  13. 13 Kathi D February 4, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    I am sorry your daddy is gone, and glad you had such a good one. I adored my dad, and felt completely safe with him, like nothing anywhere could hurt me as long as he was near.

    He put the country music station on the radio LOUD bright and early every morning. I complained a little about it during my teen years, but to this day, I love the old country singers. When I listen to George Jones, it’s almost as if Dad was listening with me.

    It is sweet to have wonderful memories. Your dad went way too soon. Sometimes I think it may be true that “the good die young.”

  14. 14 Diane G February 5, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Sandy, Christy, Ashley

    So sorry you had to lose such a wonderful person as Adrian so young. Always a smile on his face whenever I saw him. How he will be missed, yet I know there is a plan for all of us. Adrian is in a much better place now, no pain or suffering. Adrian has left such a wonderful person as Sandy and his two daughters and grandchildren here to continue on his precious memory. May God continue to Bless all of you.

    Diane G

  15. 15 Grace @ Sandier Pastures April 15, 2009 at 7:07 am

    What a beautiful tribute to your dad. May he rest in peace.

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