8 years

I mentioned in my therapy appointment yesterday that today marked 8 years since my dad died. The doctor asked what I was going to do to mark the anniversary. I have to admit, I wasn’t prepared to answer that question. Typically, I’m sad and then mad at my husband because he doesn’t read my mind and comfort me.

Some years I have driven to the grave, but that is impossible this year. The doctor then asked who I could talk to who would share similar memories, so later I will be calling my older sister. We started sharing memories yesterday via facebook and I am looking forward to hearing some of her thoughts on dad. I have more memories from growing up, but she has more of the last years of his life. He walked her down the aisle at her wedding and met all three of her kids. He died 4 months before I got married and never met any of my girls.

But one big way I am marking today? I found a cake recipe on pinterest that is similar to what I used to bake for him, complete with a frosting recipe identical to the one I used.

A Cake in Memory of my Daddy

Happy Anniversary in Heaven Daddy.  We miss you!

*The cake isn’t pretty, I almost didn’t post it, but hey Patrice left her mark on it and my daddy wouldn’t have cared he would have dug in.  I rarely make cakes,  but I think I am going to make this a tradition.

 

Enjoying daddy’s cake with my family

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3 Responses to 8 years

  1. Beautiful- including the mark left by Patrice. As parents we’re mortified when our kids do things like that but grandparents (especially Patrice’s Grandfather) tend to find that kind of thing endearing and I think to some degree, they feel somewhat vindicated for all the crimes that their kids committed against them during their sentance in the parenthood.

    The farmer’s market is calling me to seek out burger toppings this morning. Hugs from Ohio. :’-)

  2. Thank you for sharing this Charity. You, along with Mindy, have captured the essence of Verlyn’s reaction had he seen today’s cake…he would have chosen to have the “especially marked” piece of cake.
    Love to all ,
    Aunt Audrey

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