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Wednesday, 15 June 2011

The Gallery - Dads

The theme at The Gallery this week is Dads. It's Dads plural, so I take it as read we can honour more than one Dad.  These two Dads have kept me from falling apart this year.

My Dad.  Still remember walking down the road holding your hand as a little girl,  looking up at a bearded giant in a smart brown jacket and feeling so proud.  I remember being terrified the police would take you to prison.  No good reason for this, you are a law abiding citizen,  but my five year old self just thought the police could take any Dad, randomly and for no reason.  I was worried you wouldn't have sandwiches to take with you.

There's been a whole host of other worries over the last few years since mum's illness, and heartache in the five months since her death.  It hasn't gone unnoticed, the way you try to listen and support me as Mum did, as well as being a Dad.

This picture represents not being 'given away', but the lifetime of support you have given me and still do.  Thank you.
Credit Martin O Neill

Miss L and Mr G's Dad.  Here you are at Download Festival last weekend, because you rock.  If only parenthood was as easy going as this picture.  But even when times are tough, the ground is unsteady, I can't see the light, I'm lost in the woods, you rock. The midwife said she didn't see men like you very often.  My Dad thinks you really rock this Dad stuff too, which in my opinion, is high praise.  Go Team Alexander. Wherever it takes us.  Thank you.

Dad's Rock. Download Festival. Credit A Gibson

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26 Comments:

At 15 June 2011 at 10:38 , Blogger Laura - Are We Nearly There Yet Mummy? said...

Ahhhhh, lovely.

 
At 15 June 2011 at 10:46 , Blogger PippaD said...

What a lovely post!

 
At 15 June 2011 at 10:54 , Anonymous Di said...

Lovely lovely. Dads do rockp

 
At 15 June 2011 at 10:56 , Blogger Trish @ Mum's Gone to... said...

Two brilliant examples of good, solid dads. Treasure them both!

 
At 15 June 2011 at 11:16 , Blogger Emma said...

Gorgeous post. This weeks theme is really ruining my mascara!! Emma :)

 
At 15 June 2011 at 11:29 , Anonymous LauraCYMFT said...

What a lovely post and you speak so fondly of your dad, very sweet!

 
At 15 June 2011 at 12:37 , Blogger Working london mummy said...

perfect. some lovely moments x

 
At 15 June 2011 at 12:38 , Blogger Kelly Simmonds said...

Aw I'm welling up! x

 
At 15 June 2011 at 12:49 , OpenID nicsnotebook.com said...

Awww such a beautiful post :) (teary eyes now!) xx

 
At 15 June 2011 at 16:36 , Blogger Kate said...

How lovely. Lucky girl! x

 
At 15 June 2011 at 16:40 , Blogger SusanKMann said...

Aww such a lovely post. And a lovely tribute. x

 
At 15 June 2011 at 17:09 , Blogger Mummy Mishaps aka Jenny Paulin said...

What a wonderful post about those dads in your life and great photos too :) xx

 
At 15 June 2011 at 20:10 , Anonymous Elsie Anderton said...

oh boy. you have just made me blub. you're a daddy's girl like me. perfect post x

 
At 15 June 2011 at 20:12 , Blogger Clairejustine said...

Lovely post and photos:)

 
At 15 June 2011 at 20:18 , OpenID helloitsgemma said...

flippin heck *tears*. Fabulous post - love both the photos. Great tribute - what's not to love?

 
At 15 June 2011 at 20:21 , OpenID waterbirthplease said...

Gorgeous. Love your spin on the theme x

 
At 15 June 2011 at 20:31 , Anonymous tiddlyompompom said...

beautiful post, both dads clearly rock :)

 
At 15 June 2011 at 22:42 , Anonymous TheBoyandMe said...

Stunning post, gorgeous connection between the two men in your life.

 
At 15 June 2011 at 22:49 , Blogger The Alexander Residence said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments. Shed a few tears writing this, so it means lots xxxx

 
At 15 June 2011 at 22:50 , Blogger The Alexander Residence said...

Dad sent his first text this week, who knows, maybe he will learn how to leave blog comments too ;)

 
At 16 June 2011 at 15:15 , Anonymous Reluctant Housedad said...

Glorious testament to the two most important men in your life. It's lovely

 
At 16 June 2011 at 16:20 , Blogger TheMadHouse said...

Shucks, can not type for crying

 
At 16 June 2011 at 16:51 , OpenID motherporridge said...

wow endorsement indeed from the midwife!

 
At 16 June 2011 at 23:14 , OpenID northernmum said...

excellent post Penny (and you are a beautiful bride) emotive and loving.

*sniff*

x

 
At 18 June 2011 at 06:46 , Blogger Sarah of 'Catching the Magic' said...

Lovely photographs and your memories from your '5 year old self' remind me of 'The Railway Children' story.

 
At 18 June 2011 at 14:42 , Blogger jazzygal said...

Lovely post and FAB photos!

xx Jazzy

 

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