Friday, July 18, 2008

"Papa"

For the second time I'm participating in Robin's (@ Pensieve) Friday's 40-or-less Photo Challenge. This time, no poetry attempt though. If you don't already know, Robin posts a picture (which you see below) and we are to respond with a caption, title, post, or poem. Today, just a post. And of course I had to add a few pictures of my own at the bottom.

The sculpture below is titled "Grandfather"


Lily didn't get to meet her grandfathers. She knows them both as "Papa" which she says everytime she points to their pictures. We'll do our best to teach her about the wonderful men they were...until they meet in heaven.

My Father

My Father-in-Law

14 comments:

Robin said...

I think it's wonderful that you're painting a verbal portrait of these men for your daughter (to go with their photographs). It makes me realize how little I know about my own grandfather's, and how thankful I am my children got to know their own.

So GLAD you joined in this week! With or without the poetry!! (I like the diversity) :).

quilly said...

What Robin said ...

Knowing the people that made your parents is a wonderful thing. I am sad that Lily will miss knowing her grandfathers. And I am sad that you don't have your father's guidance as you raise your daughter. I am sure he would be proud of the job you are doing.

Tammy said...

Lily is fortunate that you have kept the memories of her Papas alive. Our daughter was a year and half when my father-in-law passed away, and missed knowing a great, great man. We tell her about him though, and she too, is looking forward to meeting him in Heaven one day.

ChrisB said...

Both these grandfathers have lovely kind faces and I'm sure they would have loved Lily very much.

Val said...

Both of her "papas" look to be very kind men.

How lucky my kids are to have both of their grandfathers here and active in their lives.

Thanks for the reminder.

Robin said...

I wish Lily could have known her grandfather's, and they her. It is a real loss, but she is lucky that you are working so hard to keep their memory alive.

My children are lucky to have my parents in their lives but both of my husband's parents died before they were born. Just this afternoon my son and I watched the first Harry Potter movie together. We got to the part about the Mirror of Erised (which can show you what your heart truly desires) and I asked him what he would see in it. His reply? My other grandma and grandpa. My heart broke wide open on the spot.

Robin (the other one)

Amber (Imperishable Beauty) said...

Very sweet and sentimental. My kids adore my dad, and I'm glad they have him around. Very important, I think, to pass them on to your children through stories and pictures. Wonderful job. :)

karisma said...

I never got to know either of my grandfathers either. Its great that you are keeping their memories alive. I love watching my own father and my husbands father (who lives with us now) interact with our children. Its a very special relationship. One Im sorry I missed out on.

Christy said...

What a great post. I am blessed to have met and spent many happy years with both my grandfathers. My dad's father passed away nearly 10 years ago, but my mom's father is still going strong. I call them "Granddad" and "Deedat" -- that was a creation of my mom's when she was a baby for her grandfather. She couldn't say "Grand-daddy" and it came out "Dee-da", hence "Deedat".

Raven said...

Lovely post and a nice tribute to your father and father-in-law. It's wonderful that you are sharing stories and memories of these two much loved men with your daughter so that they will be part of her life and memory even if she doesn't meet them in the flesh. And I'm sure they are watching over all of you still.

Carletta said...

I'm just going to say a lovely post and tribute - because it is!

photowannabe said...

Beautiful tributes to people that will only be heart memories to Lilly.

photowannabe said...

Sorry, I debated on your daughters name spelling and i did it wrong. Lily.

annette said...

What a beautiful sculpture. Our kids are lucky enough to still have both sets of grandparents and although we live thousands of kms away, we keep in touch and manage to see them every year. They do look like kind, gentle, men.