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Married to my soulmate with 2 beautiful girls,and our English Springer Spaniel, Suki. Living a country life in Cambridgeshire, whilst baking, gardening, and photographing our daily lifes, where they find a place on my scrapbook pages.

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That's Life...

blogged by me domestic goddess On 9/30/2006 05:26:00 PM
Yesterday was Dad's funeral, and "That's Life" was the song played while we left the chapel, and a very apt choice for dad as well, the lyrics sum his life up perfectly as do all the songs I selected.

I also found the strength to read a poem I wanted to very badly read on the day.
I miss you dad, I am lonely without you. I am devastated that you were taken from me. I am angry that you had to suffer so. It was hard to see you in your torment and pain. But that’s not how I will remember you.
I will always remember you full of life and warmth and kindness. I will remember the laughter and the love. I will remember the precious time we shared. I will remember your vitality and your generosity.
Your death left a gaping hole in my life. But hard as it is to be without you, I take comfort in the knowledge that you are at last in peace and free of pain.
Rest in peace dad. God bless you. Amen.

I had a Humanist service for dad as he was an atheist. Vanessa was amazing and summed up dad perfectly. Both Vanessa and Andrea the funeral director made what is a very sad day into a day to remember with joy, and I know dad would have said the same if he was with me.

I did have an unexpected guest at the funeral, my sister. Although a shock for me and one that had me suffering from palpitations when Vanessa came to tell me, it was also someone my dad would have been overjoyed at, that after too many years of no contact, did come and pay her last respects. Unfortunately she left in such a hurry I could not thank her in person, so Mandy if you are reading this, thank you for attending.
It was wonderful and a great support to have my Auntie Rita, Jacqui, my half sister Maria and my mother in law Pat by my side, and of course my most wonderful hubby, whom dad adored, and who has been a pillar of strength

I have a rose that I am going to press from my dads wreath. I chose a wreath of pure white and rich creams, it was beautiful.

So life moves on, and today I had a mass clear out of my office/scrap room. I am hoping this will unleash some much needed mojo,

still waiting!

But this mass clear out might not have unleashed mojo yet, but has uncovered lots of scrummy scrapping goodies that I am passing on to my blogettes.

I have a pink scrap album, a KI Memories kit, EK Success punch, Making Memories boho chic embellishments and a couple of kits from the retreat weekend, to name a few of the goodies uncovered in my scrap room.

Just make a post between now and midnight Sunday (well the weekend is always quiet isn't it) and i will start forwarding some goodies to some lucky posters!

Hugs and thank you for all your support

Anna xx


27 Response to 'That's Life...'

  1. Maria Said,'> 6:01 PM

    There is such a thing as a good funeral and it certainly sounds like your Dad had one.

    Look forward to seeing you back on The Pad.

    Ooh, I hope you find your mojo xxx


  2. Jackie Said,'> 6:12 PM

    What a lovely poem Anna...was thinking of you yesterday.

    Sending Hugz Jak x


  3. TraceyT Said,'> 6:15 PM

    it is a lovely poem, glad it went ok for you xxx What a stunning LO that is - and one you can


  4. Paula Said,'> 7:27 PM

    Humanist services are very special, we had one for my brother in law as he too was atheist. You did well to read such a moving poem. Bless you.x


  5. Ann(i)e Said,'> 8:07 PM



  6. Dale Anne Said,'> 8:14 PM

    GREAT job on the poem!
    I just found your blog last week and felt for you yesterday.
    HUGS, & hope your mojo is soon found!


  7. Anonymous Said,'> 8:43 PM

    Anna, I'm not really quite sure what to say, but the poem you read was absolutely beautiful. That must have taken a lot of courage to hold back the tears, but I am glad you managed to do it.
    As funeral goes, it sounded like a beautiful and very apt service for such a loved man. I'm sure he would be very proud of you.
    Take care, hope your mojo makes a swift return, which I'm sure it will do.
    Love ~*Gems*~ x*x*x


  8. Chrissie Said,'> 9:04 PM

    Well done Anna...I was thinking about you all day yesterday. So glad your sister came too.

    And no loitering outside the Co-Op now... ;-)

    I'm still on the other end of the phone if you want a natter in a week or a month or two


  9. Suebaru Said,'> 9:34 PM

    Thinking of you hun.Hugs xxx


  10. Anonymous Said,'> 9:36 PM

    What a beautiful reading you gave, I bet your Dad was watching you and very proud.

    (HUGS) if you need them

    Caroline xx


  11. Anam_Kihaku Said,'> 9:56 PM

    beautiful. just totally elegant. glad it was so beautiful. *hugs*


  12. Shirley Said,'> 10:00 PM

    I'm glad your sister came babe. The poem was lovely and I'm sure you did him proud.
    God Bless


  13. Kelly Said,'> 10:01 PM

    sending you lots of hugs Anna xxxxx


  14. Anonymous Said,'> 10:59 PM

    Anna, I've been thinking about you darling. xxx It's been 10 years now since my Dad went and it's almost like I've reached a milestone and can move on a bit.
    {{{hugs}}}} Boo xxx


  15. Paula Said,'> 3:21 AM

    Such touching words of a loving daughter. {hugs} Thinking of you and your family.


  16. Anonymous Said,'> 4:32 AM

    Beautiful Anna :)
    Jane (Brods)


  17. Lowrygirl Said,'> 7:49 AM

    Anna, what a beautiful poem, well done for finding the strength to read it.
    Louise Lowrygirl


  18. Donna Said,'> 8:56 AM

    Beautiful poem Anna and well done on finding the strength to read it out - I know how impossibly hard that can be. ((((hugs))) xxx


  19. Kathy Said,'> 9:09 AM

    A beautiful poem. Thinking of you and your family.


  20. Caroline Said,'> 9:49 AM

    It must have been a difficult day for you....thinking of you....take care x


  21. Anonymous Said,'> 10:46 AM

    Anna such a beatiful poem - it must have been so hard to read it on such an emotional day.

    Cant wait to see what you do when you get your mojo back!!

    Lots of love

    Louise Squires


  22. greyparrot Said,'> 1:19 PM

    oh sweetheart i am so proud of you for getting through this so well -x-


  23. karen Said,'> 1:36 PM

    well done hunny, lots of love to you and hugs to mandy if you are reading this, i am so proud of you, fantastic LO, now you can put it with the one i did of you and your dad. luvs ya


  24. Sharon Said,'> 5:51 PM

    Certainly a sad time in your life. My dad passed away suddenly 8 years ago (aged 51); I still grieve but as I get older I realise that he is still with me in the decisions I make and the thoughts that I have - that will always be special. I haven't been able to bring myself to include him on any of my scrapbook pages yet and I haven't figured out why. I will some day so that my 2 year old can learn all about him. Keep the memories in you and pull them out when ever you need them, they'll always be there. Love Sharon


  25. Claire Said,'> 7:16 PM

    Funerals are always difficult to get through and I'm glad that you got through it. Thinking of you and your family.

    Claire x


  26. Beth Said,'> 8:59 PM

    Big hugs to you Anna, you would have done your Dad proud, what lovely words too. God Bless. Beth XX


  27. Randell Said,'> 2:56 AM

    I have 2 girlfriends that have lost their Dads in the past three weeks and I have been feeling their loss, I wish you strength,
    positive wishes to you!