Saturday, June 18, 2011

Happy Birthday, Dad.

It's my Dad's birthday today. He'd have been 81.
This always feels like a difficult weekend - with his birthday AND Father's Day one after the other. It makes the big hole he left in our life feel even bigger.
We went and took some flowers to the cemetery this morning, even though I know Dad would think it was a waste of money!

Then all the family came to Mum's for a barbecue this afternoon, and despite some really heavy rain earlier in the day, the weather brightened up and the rain held off the whole time.
Charlie had a great time with his cousins, and it was lovely to catch up with everybody.
It's nice to all be together and to remember Dad on his birthday in a positive way, with a smile.

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