After – 4 years, 4 months, 3 days

Another Memorial Day done.  This will be our 5th one without my dad.  I can’t say enough how time goes by so fast, but yet so slow.

The cemetery was beautiful.  Now that my mom has moved I will probably only visit it on Memorial Day.  We also went to another cemetery where my great grandparents are buried.  It had an amazing flag display that was very humbling.  I explained to Rachel what the flags stood for and that each one was for someone who had died in a war.  Most about the age of her brother. 19.

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I want to share a moment I had at my dad’s grave. I have written about how robins to me are a sign of my dad.  I see them in my yard a lot and on our fences and feel like it’s my dad saying “Hi. I see you. I’m with you.  I’m ok.”  My husband just smiles when I say that, I’m pretty sure he thinks I wacko, but you can’t dismiss this.  We were standing by my dad’s headstone talking with my uncle (my dad’s brother) and his wife and a robin just flies up and lands on his head.  It just sat there for a couple of minutes.  Not scared.  Just looking around.  Then he flew away.  I was like “Did that really just happen!?”  It gave me goosebumps.

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They are still with us.  Sometimes we just forget and just need a robin to land on our head to remember.

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2 thoughts on “After – 4 years, 4 months, 3 days

  1. Its funny you said that, the same for me with my Dad and Blue Herons! Seems everywhere I go, I spot one and it’s reassuring. What a great picture with your Uncle!
    I was trying to attach a picture of the baby robin that came to visit yesterday but I couldn’t figure out how….
    Glad to see your post.
    Take care,
    Kathie

  2. Last summer we had a robin nest that had 3 babies in it. I was hoping they would come back this year. They didn’t.

    I am glad someone else understands how I feel about the birds. Sometimes they just land on our fence and stare at me. It makes me smile. (although now that I typed that it sounds kind of creepy) (:

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