Archive for April, 2012

20 Years

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

It’s been 20 years since my dad passed away. I still miss him dearly and am sad he never knew his grandson.

I drug out the photo albums and rounded up a bunch of pics of Dad to remember him by. There are way too many I’d love to put up here but I’ve just put a selection of some of my favorites. I posted more on my Google+ album. Link to pics. I think this works without an account.

Hug your loved ones, people. You never know when you might not be able to do it again.

Blessings and love,


Dad about 3 years old - just a bit older than Alexei is now. Wow!

Dad as a boy - not sure how old he was here

Dad after graduating from basic training

Mom and Dad a couple of days before their wedding. I am the daughter of a great romance.

Dad practicing Tae Kwon Do

Dad in Thailand during the Vietnam War

Dad's patented mischievous grin

Me and Dad after my highschool graduation

The family toasting Mom and Dad's 25th anniversary

Dad getting into his Vietnam Era uniform for a  Parade to be honored as a vet more than 20 years after he came home