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What is sorrow, but a tender side of love.

I’ve wanted to write here for awhile, but the words just haven’t come.  I didn’t realize how heavy or uninspired I’d feel. I know death comes to us all, to our parents, our siblings, our spouse.  I just wish I had more time with my dad.  And for some reason I feel a little bit…

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  • Pam Lee

    very beautifully said Lauriann. We wish you well as you day by day remember and then live life as your dad would want you to.
    Love Pam

  • Tandy

    Lauri,
    I have been thinking about you a lot lately and I think your post is just beautiful. I wanted to apologize for not making it to the funeral, I had the flu and wasn’t able to make it but I heard it was lovely. I will keep your family in my prayers.

  • Tiffany Montgomery

    That was beautiful, Lauri. The sorrow will always be there, just not as intense as it is right now. There will be moments when all your feelings and sorrow surge forth and it’s ok to have a good cry! As you know, I still have those moments 16 years later! However, the sorrow is good because it helps us never to forget our loved ones and the tender, precious moments we shared together! Your father is a good man, and he has raised some wonderful children. I am sure he is proud of you and your family! I love you! Have you read the book yet? Please come and visit with Jack. I will give you a copy of the book if you haven’t. Mia sends her love to “Lottie!” xoxo, Tiffany

  • Holly

    Even though it’s hard right now, remember that Dad wants you to be happy. The missing him will always be there but at least we have lots of good and happy memories of him. Sure do love you Sis!

  • amber

    Im so sorry…..we had a terrible family loss last week as well…very unexpected. I know no words will help but I wanted you to know that I read your blog and that I saw your entry and wanted to reach out.

  • Bridget

    Very beautiful, and very true. 🙂 Things really will never be the same. But that’s OK, because we wouldn’t want it to be.
    But I have noticed a change in myself lately. I used to worry so much about so many things that were out of my control (and in my control), but now I am reminded that it is all in Someone Else’s Hands anyway, and to enjoy what really matters… our family.

  • Joe Cosman

    Family is the most important, and ultimately, the only thing we are allowed to take with us. Keep him close, as he is always there, and in the coming years, you’ll be graced with the privilege of hearing from him from time to time.
    I promise you.

  • Hyrum & Becky Osmond

    So beautiful Laurianne. Our prayers are with you and your family.

My dad

I picture him smiling like this and I am comforted.

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  • Lauriann,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. My deepest sympathy and condolences.
    Alicia

  • saren

    Thanks for posting this picture Aunt Laurie! It’s comforting.

  • Holly

    I’m so glad that you’ve compiled and taken so many pictures over the years. I love this picture. I love you too!

  • Tomoko

    Oh… Lauriann, so sorry this had to happen to you. Even when we know what we know, it doesn’t mean that you cannot be sad- loss is hard. I’m glad you have the picture of him smiling. He is probably looking at you and your family from above, with smiles on his face.

  • Bridget

    It’s still hard to believe somedays, isn’t it? Boy I miss him today. I love you Laur! *hugs*

  • Lauri,
    Just wanted you to know I was thinking of you. Hope all is well.

pumpkin curls

Those curls finally met the scissors last week.  I couldn’t bare the thought of someone else messing with his hair, or messing it up, so I trimmed it myself, one curl at a time, which took about all day.It’s just a trim to even things out- no worries- those sweet flips are still there  …

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  • jenna nelson

    what an absolutely wonderful idea. I wish I’d done that with my babies hair. Dang. He looks adorable.

  • Bridget

    what a cute little box and the ribbons are adorable too. I wish I had done that with Boston’s little curls…
    Jack still has plenty of curls left though. Cute lil guy! 🙂

  • Yolanda

    You did a great job – love all those little curls – precious!

  • Lauri I am so sorry to hear about your dad. He was an amazing man and a great example. He will be missed but remembered for what a great man he was. Lauri my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

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