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D Is For Dad

This is an especially difficult post to write, concerning my Dad, Darcy. In the end you'll understand why.

I met my Dad when I was 31.
My Dad died when I was 32.
I bet those are words you never thought you would read.
Crazier still, my son whom you saw just celebrated a birthday, was born on my Dad's birthday. So it was a bittersweet day for me.
I thought of my Dad and wanted to cry, then looked at my son and I would smile.
My mom has been married to my step-Dad, Doug for most of my life.

He raised me best he could, and I am proud to call him Dad, but it's somehow not the same as my own.
Now I know you are human and this tugs at your strings, but that was not my intention. My intention is to show how precious life is, and love each other will the best heart we can in the time we are given. You never know when someone dear will be gone.

~All opinions are my own. All photos are mine.~



  1. Touching post indeed. I'm glad you were able to find some peace with everything, but I'm sure it's still a struggle.

  2. Thanks for sharing. We definitely have to appreciate life and those we love when they are here.

  3. Hi Freda,
    Love the ones you have as they are only given to us for a little while. My mom used to say that to me all the time. She was so right. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!

    Just Books

  4. Oh wow. Freda...*hugs* Thank you for sharing that with us.

  5. Thanks so much for sharing, and you are so right. Love those in your life now.

  6. yes, this post tugs at the heart. what a treat it is to read snippets about you. thanks for sharing them.

  7. A great reminder to appreciate what we have while we have it. Terrific post, Freda!

  8. This was beautiful, yet heartrending. Thank you for this reminder.

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  9. What a touching post. Thanks for reminding me to hold my love ones close.


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