Tuesday, May 3, 2011

My Father..

..passed away tonight. As sad as I feel - I know he is hugging my Mother and smiling.

Deep down I know my Dad wanted me to 'out grow' my love of horses and riding. Around the age of 40 (my age) he gave up the fight and started to come and see me show. He watched me win a first place ribbon on Ivan in adult equitation and he came to see me show Oliver sidesaddle early on...and he was the one to give up and cheer me on.

I love you Dadddy. Thank you for adopting me and making me your very own. I will miss you...but know that one day I will again get to see you and Mom.

18 comments:

Firefly said...

Hugs. I am so sorry I can tell you love him very much. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Laura said...

Sorry to hear of your loss.

sidesaddle rider said...

Oh Julie, I'm so sorry to hear this news. I know how much you loved and admired him.
My thoughts are with you and your family.

Lisa said...

:(

jane augenstein said...

So sorry for your loss.

Sydney_bitless said...

So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.

fernvalley01 said...

So sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers

Hosanna said...

I am so sorry for your loss. :( (((Hugs)))

Anonymous said...

Julie, You have so many loving and passionate qualities,I know some of who you are from your blog "journals". I cry with you in all your losses. Thy Kingdom come in your loss, Amen

Ashleigh said...

*hugs*

Justaplainsam said...

Im so sorry Julie, thoughts are with you and your family.

gowestferalwoman said...

(((Julie))))

rough year. May our God hold you up when you need him best..and Im glad that you know this :)

Kaede said...

I'm so sorry Julie.

Vicki B said...

Julie, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. When our parents pass, it is a landmark event. No matter how old we are, it is a deep loss. My prayers are with you.

Jessica said...

Julie, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. It is so hard and everyday you will think of him. I loss my dad 4 years ago and miss him so much everyday. Stay strong and I will be thinking of you.

tater108 said...

I am sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for you and your family during this difficult time.

darkhorse said...

I was adopted, too. I have to believe the time you had together was "chosen" just for you. Time spent apart is only temporary.

Oregon Equestrian said...

So sorry for your loss. My father passed away ten years ago.