Sunday, December 05, 2010

I was just handed these two photos of Don and I taken back in 1986 - He was 36 and I was 32 - I have similar photos but not these ones. My heart nearly broke when I looked at the way he was with the doggie and the doggie is so at peace on his lap - he was such a kind man.
And the photo taken in our old house is so much how it was... we were quite young but had accepted things and got on with being a family - Don never showed me any bitterness about his lot in life...he was alive and we had him and thats all that mattered. he could just as easily been killed back in 1982 when he had his accident and the girls would not have remembered their dad - and would have been hugely the worse for it...my life would have been so different and so much less than it has been - and I am eternally grateful for this.



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9 comments:

FoxyMoron said...

Love those stockings and pink sneakers!
Was that shot at the table a special occasion? That one is a lovely photo of the two of you.

Middle Child said...

Yes - what a racy dresser!!! The bottom photo was taken in winter and I would assume that it was for Don's birthday 4th July as we only put the cloth and candle out for special occasions

Mom said...

I see your daughter;s smiling face in the second picture.

Anne said...

I just love the second photo. Well I love both of them, but the second one captures s very special moment.

Your man's birthday seems to be exactly one year, one month and one day after my man's! P was 03/06/49 - am I right?

Andrew said...

I was beaten to it, but love the pink sandshoes, you rebel you.

JahTeh said...

Lady Gaga with the pink shoes not to forget those racy lace stockings.

Middle Child said...

Thanks mom - I was about her age there as well...

Anne thats right Don was 4.7.50 - we have good taste

Andrew - what was I thinking???

Jahteh - I was never known for my grace and elegance

Cazzie!!! said...

Wow! That top pic, the doggie, he looks just like my dog "Mate" who I loved and cared for in my teens. He was so faithful floowing me on my horse everywhere. I still miss him now. Such a big part of our lives are pets.
You must be so happy you got these images given to you. Look at the love in them both. And, the love and relaxation in the second pic, beautiful people :)

Middle Child said...

Thanks for that Cazzie - Don had a real soft spot for dogs and horses and birds...