Sometimes living life in a big family does feel like a three-ring circus, but that's my life, and, all-in-all, I LOVE IT!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Dad's Birthday

(I think Eòghan looks a lot like Daddy did as a baby. He's got that same deep crease between his nose and his lips, and he's got that crooked little mouth, and his head is getting that very round 'Charlie Brown' shape like Dad's!)

Dad was a very good man.

He was a very good husband.

He was a very good father.

(Remember those 'Fudgie The Whale' ice cream cakes from Carvel?!)

(And remember how Dad thought even the littlest nothing thing we did for him was the greatest thing ever?)

His needs were few, and he led a very simple, very good life.

I miss him. A lot. We all do.


  1. For Marybeth and Diane:

    Dad in that picture with Uncle Tom ~
    "Just a pomp-a-doon face" looking at us!

    Missing him so much. Missing them all so much.


  2. I can hear the "missing" in your words. You have been blessed by his loving. Now you're passing it on--"Umma" or "Grandma", it doesn't matter :)

  3. Eileen...on the event of your Dad's birthday, may I offer you a hug from a distance. I feel the love that you have for your Dad. What a wonderful husband, father, and man he was. This is a lovely and moving tribute to him.

  4. Even your missing your dad the way you do is awesome to me. I am so glad for you that you had a dad who was a good father. I know you miss him. Hugs to you, my friend.

  5. HI EILEEN - oh my, such a wonderful man. And I love the pictures from back when - they look so familiar as they could easily be in our family albums of days gone by. And of all the wonderful things you said about him it is clear that the "Apple doesn't fall far from the tree"!! :-)
    Love Gail

  6. Don't you wonder too if your Dad and Eòghan had a special bond before little Eòghan arrived? It will be interesting to compare these pictures even more as the years go on.

    As I am reading this about your Dad I'm thinking to myself, 'well no wonder Eileen is such a good person.'