Monday, 1 February 2016

My Hero



On the 19th of January, my Hero, my dad, would have reached 103.
September, seems so long ago since he passed away in my arms.
I have always celebrated his years with a candy when alive
so in memory of my dad, I am doing a small candy, being
the last of a tradition I have always done.

This is a photo of dad when we flew him over via air ambulance
four years ago after mum passed away, to enable to provide a
happier life for him with us as he lived 18 hours away in
another state of Australia. We gave him that extra life and
happiness until he could no longer keep going..
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Candy ends at the end of January.

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A fellow blogger Elly, just said, Memories are the Pearls of that
why I am using the pearls lately to photograph  my cards??


Maxine D said...

What a handsome man Annie!!
Blessings and prayers

Valerie-Jael said...

He was a wonderful man, and he had he very best daughter ever, ever, ever!Hugs, Valerie

Kath said...

Thank you for the chance to win the lovely candy in memory of your dad.
Kath x

Tina Z. said...

Blessings and prayers, Annie ....
And thank you for the chance to win this lovely candy ...

StirYourCreativity said...

Prayers for your dad and your family Annie. I am sure he was a happy soul having you besides him.

chrissie said...

It was wonderful to be a part of his life through you Annie and I will be proud to display this tribute on my sidebar

Love Chrissie xx

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Dear Annie ,
I feel your pain, and I know how much you miss your beloved daddy. He was your Hero and you for him an Angel . You were with your family always there for him. He had a wonderful life with you until he fell asleep. I pray for you and your family. Thanks for the reminder Candy to your dad. Big Hugs & a Kiss Silvi

Suchi said...

Prayers and bleassing to you and your family! You must be missing him a lot as he was your HERO! Bless you all! <3
Thanks for the generous chance to win Annie!
Hugs xx
Suchi xx

Glennis said...

Thinking of you Annie

Jane Savage said...

Hugs! xxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Losing a loveone is very difficult.

Memories are the pearls off life.
Thanks for your generousaty for offering this candy.
Blessings, Elly

Tracy Freeman said...

Annie I cannot begin to imagine how hard it must be without your dad, especially as you spend so much time with him. I just wanted to send a hug xx

Gertrude said...

Liebe Annie, meine aufritige Anteilnahme zum Verlust deines geliebten Vaters, ich trauere mit dir, hab ja vor einen halben Jahr meine Mutter verloren. Dein Vater ist ein schöner Mann.
Ganz liebe Grüsse

Laine said...

Thinking of you Annie and sending love.

Linda Simpson said...

Sending love and hugs from across the pond dear Annie, you daddy sure was a handsome man.
Linda xxx

Rosina said...

Cherish the good times you had with your father Annie ... it will certainly have been a wonderful person ...
What big of them that you will give away a candy ... a wonderful package to see so ... I put it straight into my sidebar ..

Hugs Rosina

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

I must say that you are very happy that you have a father so long with you.
I see it was youngish in appearance and very loved and I believe that was also very happy father ...
I think of you and I send you a big hug !!
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Chris said...

A sweet tribute to your wonderful Dad Annie.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Every Christmas Eve, my Grandma would light a candle and put it in the window beside the tree. It was meant as good luck and was part of my Christmas tradition. She passed 20 years ago now, but I still light a candle on Christmas Eve, no matter where I am. I think it's wonderful that you continue your tradition, do if for as many years as you feel you want to honour your Dad. I'm sure he's smiling right now as he sees this Annie.

Berina RGA said...

Such a sweet tribute to your dad!! I must say I'm very happy that your dad got to spend the last years of his life with his lovely daughter and family who took very good care of him and who loved him more than anyone else on this Earth! Cherish the time and moments you spent with your dad! Sending you love and hugs dear!!
Moxie Craftie

KraftyKoolKat said...

Your always in my thoughts.

Olga Fink said...

Prayers and Blessings Annie! Handsome man! May he rest in peace. Thank you for the chance to win your candy in memory of your dad! xoxo Olga

KarinsArtScrap said...

it is going fast Annie Sept it is short but also so far away.
What great that you do another candy for your dad.
But I always know you do that for many years now.

Thanks for that.

Gr Karin

Lori m said...

What a wonderful tribute to your Dad, thank you for dropping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. Hugs, Lori m

Nunzia Carusio said...

My father was and is my hero too. I miss him. I will send preyers for both our dads. Kisses.

Loz said...

Beautiful photo of your father and a wonderful thing to fly him over to visit you while he could..loz

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh, Annie, this is so sweet! I enjoy reading about your father so much. You were blessed to have a wonderful Dad - a true hero to you. I must admit I am envious. My birth father is an alcoholic and wife beater, and my Mom was lucky to get out alive with my brother and I when I was 3. I don't have any contact with him. I have a step-father, who has been around since I was 4 and he is great, but I have not been particularly close to him although I do love him dearly. I think you already know how blessed you are/were, and it shines through when you write about your Dad. Thank you for sharing him with us! I will join your candy in remembrance of your Dad - such a kind and generous gesture - thank you!

scrAPpamondo said...

Hugs and love, aNNie... Your Dad was a lucky person to have had you and you are a lucky person to have had him. Now I know the sense of the pearls that I can see in all your photos... sweet thought, my friend

Thanks as always for the chance to win a candy

Lisa said...

What a beautiful photo of your Dad, Annie!! I think it's wonderful that you continue the tradition as a way to honor him!! Thinking of you as his birthday approaches. Big hugs my friend.

A Mermaid's Crafts

Gina said...

Oh Annie ! What a wonderful gesture to honour your dad! It must be so fresh in your memories. It's clear you adored him. My thoughts are with you! Hugs, Gina

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Annie, what a lovely photo of your dad and a fine tribute to him. He was a much loved man and of course you will miss him always, but will have lovely memories.
Thank you for the very generous chance to win the candy, I won't enter as 'm so far away, but I'm sure it will go to a good home, hugs Kate x

Margy (DS4J) said...

Hi Annie, your dad and I share the birthdate, although there are40 years difference. A lovely remembrance.

Lea Brawn said...

Hello my friend. I have just moved to be closer to my parents as I felt it was important with the getting older. They were only two hours away but I missed them and I know my mum missed me. What a lovely gesture giving candy away for your Dads birthday. I've just got to work out how to link again hahaha x

Kathleen said...

What a lovely photo and how very sweet he looks, nice gesture.

Kath x

Carol L said...

I'm sure you still feel the loss of him in your life. So sorry :(

brenda said...

Adding to my sidebar now Annie, but not entering.

B x

Eemeli said...

Sorry to hear 'bout your Dad. I also lost my grandma and great-grandma this past year and also there has been other funerals within our close relatives so it has been a tough year for us.

This is a very nice tribute to your father. I would like to join in for the candy draw (already put the pic with link back here on my sidebar). Thanks for your generosity and thanks for the chance to win.


Bad Kitty said...

I'm so sorry for your dad.
you are so blessed that you had that much time with your hero!
Mine pass away before two years and I miss him very much.
My will be on january 21 birthday and he will be 57.
very nice to do this tradition.
I made cards for my parents even they are past away..
Lots of hugs for you my friend
take care!
Im sure your dad waching over you ! ❤
Bad Kitty's Craftroom
Fiki ❤

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Aw bless ya hun. Beautiful photo of your Dad, he certainly did not look his age at all, he must have been very proud of you.

I hope things are getting better for you and this is such a lovely way to keep his memory alive.

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx

*Vicki* said...

Wonderful hero tribute my friend! He will always be your hero and will always be in your heart. Sending hugs dear lady.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Annie, what a wonderful tribute to your dear Father and Hero. He was amazing to live so long, but no matter what age our loved ones are when they pass on, it's very difficult to say Goodbye. I've added your candy info to my side bar but I don't need more stash, so I have not added my link. Have a super weekend, Shirleyxx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

What a heartbreakingly beautiful reason to offer a celebration candy. I will definitely celebrate your daddy's life with you. Mine passed away far too young at only 56 years of age and I miss him like crazy! So big hugs to you today as you remember your precious daddy. Hugs, Wends x

Mamma Mia said...

Hi Annie - What a lovely thought to offer a celebration goodie bag in memory of your dad. My mum passed away nearly 8 years ago and I still remember those dark days as if it were yesterday. You will never forget your dad, but the pain of losing him (and your mum) will ease ... time is a great healer. I won't enter your candy as I'm on the other side of the world, but I just wanted you to know that I'm thinking of you and yours at this sad time.
Hugs, Helen x

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely picture of your dad Annie....time is a great healer but we never forget and out memories are with us for ever


Imagine That! Digis by Kris said...

I'm sure he's so proud of you sweetie and is smiling at your tribute to him. Lovely post... thank you for sharing that tidbit about the pearls - the lightbulb went off when I read that. I have noticed your pearls in your photos - holds a deeper meaning now. RIP aNNie's dad and take care my friend. xxKris

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful assortment of goodies. Not sure what is required to put on my blog to add my name so I'll ck another's person blog to see what I see they have done and come back.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Found that the photo of prize is on other's blog so I posted it on my blog right side bar & put a link back to here.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Lia said...

I know how fond you have been at your dad and you can be proud of being the daughter of this great man!
How nice to honour him with a candy.....!
Lia xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What a wonderful tribute to your lovely dad!

Esmeralda de Feber said...

Hi Annie, what a beautiful picture of your father, and a fine tribute to him.

Greets Esmeralda

Christine Harrop said...

As ever, a wonderfully generous tribute to a wonderful man. My dad was only 74 when he went 15 years ago - far too young! And mum was 81 when she was reunited with him seven years later. Yes, you were lucky to have your dad so long, but that doesn't alter the fact that he is tragically missed! Love and hugs Christine xx

Pam said...

A lovely tribute to your Dad. You were blessed to have him for so long, sending hugs!

Pia S said...

Such a lovely tradition, so sweet of you. Info is on my sidebar.

Nikki C said...

This is so sweet of you to share this with us all :)

Pollard Carole said...

Thanks Annie such a lovely way to remember your Dad memories last forever hugs Carole x

Sylviahobbycards said...

What a lovely photo of your dad,Annie.


Sue said...

A lovely photo to put in your keep box Annie.
This is so kind of you to do this,hugs xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Happy Birthday you sweet man.

Wendy said...

Gorgeous photo of your dear Dad Annie...sending hugs and thinking of you and yes September does seem so long time ago...I feel like that too about my Dad :(
Wendy xxx

Chi Cr said...

I am so sorry about your father! Wonderful picture of him!

Donna said...

What a 'sweet' way to remember your Dad, he will be so proud of you!! My Dad was 54 when he passed 22 years very young and My Mum was 64, young too, when she passed 8 years ago. I miss them both every day, but have happy memories of them both. Like you I have my traditions too, I still have to put up their Christmas tree every year as they both loved Christmas, especially my Dad, and I hang a photo ornament of them on my own!! Sending (((hugs))) your way!!!
Donna xxx <3

vinita jain said...

So sorry to hear about your dad. Sending my prayers for you and your family! Your dad photo is very precious!

Jennifer Scull said...

I am so very sorry for the sadness you are going through. what a beautiful way to pay tribute to such an honorable life.

it's been over 23 years that my father has been gone, and I miss him just as much today as I did the day he left.

our fathers hold very special places in our hearts. my prayers are with you.

I thought that I was already a follower of your blog, but have joined again.

Debi said...

Fab picture of your Dad, Annie. How wonderful to have him until he was almost 103! I lost my Dad 5 years ago. It's a difficult time for you, I'm sure. I am thankful to have my mother sitting next to me right now, working on a jigsaw puzzle at 85. It was sweet of you to continue your tradition in your Dad's memory.

Valerija said...

Blessings and prayers for your dad Annie.
Thanks for the chance to win your wonderful candy.
Hugs, Valerija

Olenkaja said...

Prayers for your dad and your family Annie,
thank you for the chance to win this prize to memory Your`s Dad.
Hugs :)

Regina said...

Annie, you are blessed that your Dad were living for so a long time! You had a wonderful time with him.
Thanks for the wonderful candy!
sending big hugs - Regina*

rachel said...

such wonderful and heartfelt words annie. your dad looks great in his picture and surely did live a long life. blessings to you sweet lady and enjoy your memories of him! hugs rachel x

Jan Ltc said...

God bless you and your family xx Jan

Lucy Woods said...

What a lovely photo!! It's always so so to lose anyone! Just remember how blessed you were to have him in your life for so long!xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

May your dear father rest in peace Annie. My heart goes out to you.

Olga Jewell said...

So sorry for your loss, I lost my Dad 34 years ago, I still miss him everyday..........Hugs and love.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So kind of you to offer this candy, hugs xx

n@tie said...

Dear Annie,
Your father is the most important man of jour live. If he past away, jou mis him and nowone can take his place. I know, I lost him too.

sorry for my Englisch

MiamiKel said...

Bless your heart, Annie - it's always hard on the anniversaries of our loved ones and we take such comfort knowing they are in heaven's grace. My dad is there with yours and I pray they have met and are friends, too :) Hugs!!