Loading Content...

Passed dad family father

Loading...


Unique profiles
97
Most used tags
Total likes
0
Top locations
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sydney, Australia, Forest Hills, New York
Average media age
775.1 days
to ratio
My heart is literally broken as my grandfather (my dad's father) took his final breath tonight. ...
Media Removed
My heart is literally broken as my grandfather (my dad's father) took his final breath tonight. Idk how to feel as I'm crying with tears running down my face. He was the rock to the whole Frato family. I'll FOREVER carry out our last name & make him & my father proud. First my father in January a ... My heart is literally broken as my grandfather (my dad's father) took his final breath tonight. Idk how to feel as I'm crying with tears running down my face. He was the rock to the whole Frato family. I'll FOREVER carry out our last name & make him & my father proud. First my father in January a day after my uncle's Tommy birthday (Rest his soul) & now my grandfather passes 3 days after my father's birthday he passed away. I'm so torn!!! June 10, 1933–July 25, 2018

GOD now has with Him the most amazing, loving Angel 😇...you Grandpa.

Forever in my HEART ❤️💔 I LOVE YOU 😘
REST IN PARADISE WITH YOUR SONS,
My uncle Tommy Jr. & My daddy Tony ❤️❤️❤️
Read more
Loading...
Yesterday afternoon, surrounded by family, my father in law passed away. After two weeks in the ...
Media Removed
Yesterday afternoon, surrounded by family, my father in law passed away. After two weeks in the ICU fighting for his life, his body just couldnâ€t do it anymore. Itâ€s not fair—watching your husband lose his dad and best friend, watching your son lose Yesterday afternoon, surrounded by family, my father in law passed away. After two weeks in the ICU fighting for his life, his body just couldn’t do it anymore. It’s not fair—watching your husband lose his dad and best friend, watching your son lose
I know my sisters wanted to say something as well, but for those of you who haven’t heard, the reason ...
Media Removed
I know my sisters wanted to say something as well, but for those of you who haven’t heard, the reason I was out of town the last 2 weeks was because I found out my dad was sick and went to help my family take care of him. Last Saturday, he very suddenly passed away. There is so much we can say and will ... I know my sisters wanted to say something as well, but for those of you who haven’t heard, the reason I was out of town the last 2 weeks was because I found out my dad was sick and went to help my family take care of him. Last Saturday, he very suddenly passed away. There is so much we can say and will say about what an incredible and irreplaceable person my dad was but for now wanted to thank every single person who reached out, texted, called, sent flowers, made soup, fed us, visited the hospital, sent brownies, who couldn’t be there but wanted to, who drove from Ithaca to come to the wake, who drove 10 hours from providence on their birthday to attend the funeral and then drive back the same night, the over 500 people who came to the wake and shared amazing stories about dad, who sent arrangements and allowed me to spend the last weeks of my father’s life with him, who made it through the snow storm to attend the funeral, who kept me sane, who kept my cats alive while I was gone, who drove me to the airport/kept my car in the garage and then jumped it when the battery died. Thank you also to my family especially my mom @gsserchia and seesters @chreees @babyfranimal and uncle Paul, etc. for the unbelievable things you’ve done for us and for Dad. We could go on forever but mostly wanted to say thank you all - we will never forget what you’ve done for our Dad and our family, and I know Dad would be so grateful forever. I wanted to tag you all but didn’t want to leave anyone out - but thank you. ❤️ update: christine just mentioned that if you want to sign our dad’s guestbook, you can do so from the obituary link. I am adding it to my bio.
Read more
Last year my heart skipped a beat when my father passed. This weekend marks his death's one year anniversary. ...
Media Removed
Last year my heart skipped a beat when my father passed. This weekend marks his death's one year anniversary. My heart weighs heavy, yet like a Phoenix - I rise. #rip #dad #josephlowery #love #family #handsome Last year my heart skipped a beat when my father passed. This weekend marks his death's one year anniversary. My heart weighs heavy, yet like a Phoenix - I rise. #rip #dad #josephlowery #love #family #handsome
This Father's day as I morn the loss of my Mama who passed yesterday I can't help but have a small semblance ...
Media Removed
This Father's day as I morn the loss of my Mama who passed yesterday I can't help but have a small semblance of joy that she is now with my Dad and my sweet sister.. I'm sitting on my Mama's lap in this picture that has been my favorite picture of my family since I was young. I wanted to take this time ... This Father's day as I morn the loss of my Mama who passed yesterday I can't help but have a small semblance of joy that she is now with my Dad and my sweet sister.. I'm sitting on my Mama's lap in this picture that has been my favorite picture of my family since I was young. I wanted to take this time to thank the shops, galleries and friends that I've had to cancel on for the past few years to be with her and thank you all for understanding. I want to thank @puntington who came to work with me for the dfo during some of the worst times and helped me through a few rough days... I hope you all have a blessed day especially you Dads, squeeze them kiddos and your loved ones today. ❤
Read more
Is it #NorwegianHeritageDay? Well, if not, I'm going to #pretend it is here in #Austin #Minnesota. ...
Media Removed
Is it #NorwegianHeritageDay? Well, if not, I'm going to #pretend it is here in #Austin #Minnesota. My small collection of #Norwegian #Heirlooms - not including the set of #NorwegianChristmasPlates in another room. Most of these were passed down to me from my Dad or Grandparents. . . . While ... Is it #NorwegianHeritageDay? Well, if not, I'm going to #pretend it is here in #Austin #Minnesota. My small collection of #Norwegian #Heirlooms - not including the set of #NorwegianChristmasPlates in another room. Most of these were passed down to me from my Dad or Grandparents.
.
.
.
While my #Grandfather on my Mother's side was #Dutch, my grandfather on my Father's side was Norwegian. Okay, technically he was born here in the United States, but only by a few months. His parents were married in #Fotlandsvåg #Norway on June 13, 1901. They and his older sister, Herborg, arrived at #EllisIsland on August 14, 1902 aboard the #RMSTeutonic sailing out of #Liverpool. And my Grandfather, Olav, was born in #MartinCounty Minnesota on May 30, 1903. .
.
.
While we have long since lost touch with any relatives in #Holland, members of my family are still in contact with relatives in Norway. Most of my items date from the #1950s or #1960s and were gifts from people in Norway or #momentoes when someone from one branch or the other #CrossedThePond.
.
.
.
#ArtOfTheDay #DeepArtEffects #AustinMN #NorwegianHeritage
Read more
Loading...
Feb 26, 1985 & Feb 25, 1993 My twin, born 8 years and 1 day before me. I like to think I hung out in the ...
Media Removed
Feb 26, 1985 & Feb 25, 1993 My twin, born 8 years and 1 day before me. I like to think I hung out in the womb a little longer, because I’m a late bloomer. The truth is... I don’t know where I’d be without my brother. He is my best friend, when I need to vent and get drinks. My boss, when I need to get yelled ... Feb 26, 1985 & Feb 25, 1993
My twin, born 8 years and 1 day before me. I like to think I hung out in the womb a little longer, because I’m a late bloomer. 🌸
The truth is... I don’t know where I’d be without my brother. He is my best friend, when I need to vent and get drinks. My boss, when I need to get yelled at to get my shit together. And my other half, who knows me better than I know myself and intuitively calls before I’m about to crack. I’d be lying if I said he hasn’t also transformed into a guardian father figure since our dad has passed. I like to think I’m also all these things to him as well. That’s the thing with family... as you get older, you hold many roles to each other throughout your lifetime together. Your parents slowly become your children, and need more assistance. And your siblings become your best friends, instead of people you were forced to live with and fought with growing up.
You’re only allotted a small number of people in this life who love you unconditionally. Don’t take them for granted. I’m so fucking lucky to call Joshua my brother. I don’t just look up to him because he’s taller than me 💛 #MyPerson #PowerOfAttorney
Read more
I’m #JustLikeYou . I have the same struggles,challenges, hopes and desires . And just like ...
Media Removed
I’m #JustLikeYou . I have the same struggles,challenges, hopes and desires . And just like you, I want Nigeria to be better . I was born 47 years ago to University lecturers (later Professors).. civil servants, who may not have been rich in material possessions, but were rich in values . For ... I’m #JustLikeYou
.
I have the same struggles,challenges, hopes and desires
.
And just like you, I want Nigeria to be better
.
I was born 47 years ago to University lecturers (later Professors).. civil servants, who may not have been rich in material possessions, but were rich in values
.
For most of my life, I was raised by a single mother
.
My mom raised 3 children after my dad passed away when I was 8 years old
.
Just like you may have, I schooled in Nigeria and had my share of campus life & ASUU strikes
.
I graduated with a 2nd Class Lower degree
.
I am not a genius, but I’m certainly no fool
.
Just like you, I prefer to drive myself around and I have done so for the last 7 years.
.
I do have a driver, but I as every good husband does, I put my wife @taradurotoye first, so she’s not driving herself in Lagos traffic after a hard day’s work
.
Just like you, I’m committed to giving my family the best I possibly can provide
.
Just like you, I pay school fees of my 3 sons who have schooled in Nigeria
.
Just like you, I’ve paid salaries by the Grace of God and the labor of my hands
.
I stepped forward to run for the Office of President, not because I’m better than you, but because I AM YOU
.
I have no Godfather, except God, The Father
.
I have no money to induce people, rent crowds or bribe anyone to have my way (and I never will)
.
I have no rich friends to give me billions to support my campaign, but the donations from everyday Nigerians brings a prayer to my lips, joy to my heart and a smile to my face
.
Just like you, I want a #NewNigeria.. one that works for all and not a select few
.
Where generators are absent because light is present
.
Where everything that is acceptable to the rich is available to the poor
.
A Nigeria that we would all be proud of
.
And just like you, I’ve had enough of politicians putting themselves first and Nigeria last
.
Just like you, I’ve decided not to complain,but to do something, anything about it... because this time will be different
.
It will be difficult
But not impossible
.
Because just like you, I thrive on doing the impossible
.
My name is Fela Durotoye and I’m just like you.
Read more
Loading...
They say that every human is an artist, and our main art is our story. This story is called “How @WillSmith ...
Media Removed
They say that every human is an artist, and our main art is our story. This story is called “How @WillSmith Saved My Mother’s Life.” - Enjoy. . . The year was 1997, and it was 2 a.m. I woke up to some strange sound and sprinted upstairs to see what was going on. My father was trying to console ... They say that every human is an artist, and our main art is our story.

This story is called “How @WillSmith Saved My Mother’s Life.” - Enjoy.
.
.
The year was 1997, and it was 2 a.m.
I woke up to some strange sound and sprinted upstairs to see what was going on.

My father was trying to console my mother, who was crying and laying on the ground, pleading for her life. I didn’t know what else to do, so I picked her up and carried her downstairs, whispering to her that everything would be ok.

My mother was having a severe stroke.

I had seen my mother in the hospital plenty of times before that, but this time was different. The doctors told my family that my mothers brain was scrambled from the stroke, she was paralyzed and would never walk again.

After half a summer in a rehab center, where she was incoherent and made no sense, my Dad insisted that God told him to bring his wife home, against all the Doctor's orders and even my own 15-year old objections.

He did it anyway. I spent my whole summer sitting on the couch watching BET & MTV with her all day, while she just stared into space, occasionally rambling incoherently.

One day, MTV premiered a brand new music video — it was titled “Just the Two of Us”, and it was a song Will Smith made about his son, @treysmith0011 (There was no @c.syresmith or @willowsmith around just yet.) Watching the video in silence, as usual, suddenly my mother pops up and says "Whoa - you didn't tell me Will Smith made a new song! This is good!" I stared at her like she was crazy. She got up, went to the kitchen, and started making us some food like everything was normal.
God is my witness, my mother was herself from that point forward.

That summer that she almost left us made me appreciate her more than words could ever explain. There are no secrets or dreams that I had left to share with her when she eventually passed some years later, because I made sure that I told her how much I loved her every single day.
Morals: Artists, follow your art, you never know whose life you can change. Treat everyone you love like it could be your last day together. And if God tells you to do something, do it.
#MyStory
#FollowYourArt
Read more
I am so lucky to have so many extraordinary fathers (including my own) in my world ... @phillip_donoghue ...
Media Removed
I am so lucky to have so many extraordinary fathers (including my own) in my world ... @phillip_donoghue thank you for always being there for me... for your irreverent wit... your bold and crazy creative streak... your wild “carpe diem” approach to life that you passed on to all of us! (If they ... I am so lucky to have so many extraordinary fathers (including my own) in my world ... @phillip_donoghue thank you for always being there for me... for your irreverent wit... your bold and crazy creative streak... your wild “carpe diem” approach to life that you passed on to all of us! (If they don’t like it “F*ck em” is still my mantra... 😂🤣 ) I love you DADDA!!!! To grandpa Bob (father in law and wonderful father ) who has passed WE MISS YOU EVERYDAY! To @dwmontgomery1 you are a second and third and forth father to all of us! We could not get through without your kind positive, happy, loving patience! Thank you for being a true father to us and and amazing Godfather to all the kids! And to @realadamkaufman ... Jackson could not ask for a better father... steady, funny, honest and kind ... you are such a great dad to all of the kids! Even mine and Shawns! They all love you! And last (but never least) to my beautiful amazing husband #shawnsanford ... we have such a wild wonderful group of kids and through it all you are their anchor... fun, engaged, involved, sensible, smart wise and wonderfully funny... a safe harbor in any storm... our kids are so very blessed to call you their father ... you can play like a child and still be a strong and supportive adult ..I’M IN LOVE WITH YOU BABY!!!!!!
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
To all these incredible dads that I am lucky to call my friends/family/ husband .... HAPPY FATHERS DAY!!!! SCROLL!!!! Lots of pictures ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ (@eringbanks I stole one of your pics! Lol!)
Read more
Celebrating Father's Day used to be a bit awkward for me, especially at 12 turning 13 and getting ...
Media Removed
Celebrating Father's Day used to be a bit awkward for me, especially at 12 turning 13 and getting questions like "Where's your dad?" were unavoidable, no matter how hard I tried to dodge them. How do I constantly explain to people I lost my dad to colon cancer and we had less than 4 months to fight ... Celebrating Father's Day used to be a bit awkward for me, especially at 12 turning 13 and getting questions like "Where's your dad?" were unavoidable, no matter how hard I tried to dodge them. How do I constantly explain to people I lost my dad to colon cancer and we had less than 4 months to fight it? It's not really the easiest story to share.

One of the best gifts my dad ever gave me was this secondhand 4MP digicam back in 2006. Back then, digital cameras weren't as affordable, and although we really didn't have the budget for it, he found a way to get me one. It was the last thing he ever gave me, and I still have it with me until this very day. I guess that was when my love for cameras began. I later on found out that it was trait he passed on to me. Growing up may have been rough without my father to lean on, but it's memories like this that remind me he's always with me no matter where I am in life.
This Father's Day, I found a way to celebrate him and share his love for photography while surprising my mom and brother even if I'm halfway around the world. With a Pixel 2 and Live Case, it’ll be easier than ever for our family to stay connected. Dad definitely would have loved this. I love you, Dad ❤️
.
.
For discounts on the Google Store, check the link on my bio 🌾 #paydadback #teampixel #giftfromgoogle
Read more
Only pics I have of the 3 generations. This is the 1st year knowing my dad has passed and I won't get ...
Media Removed
Only pics I have of the 3 generations. This is the 1st year knowing my dad has passed and I won't get to see him alive. He lived where i was born... in London... passed of Alzheimer's 3 days after my mom passed here in Florida... they had no physical lines of communication... but that can't be a coincidence... ... Only pics I have of the 3 generations. This is the 1st year knowing my dad has passed and I won't get to see him alive. He lived where i was born... in London... passed of Alzheimer's 3 days after my mom passed here in Florida... they had no physical lines of communication... but that can't be a coincidence... mom passed from Alzheimer's as well... I'd like to think they reunited in heaven... and I'm grateful for the few family members on my dad's side that stayed in touch. If you still have yours... show them love for me. #father #fathersday #dad #daddy #fatherandson #fathers #fatherhood #love #familytime #proudfather #fatherdaughter #fatherson #fathersontime #fatheranddaughter #fatherdaughtertime #fatherslove #fatherlife #dadlife #superdaddy #bestdaddy #parentlife #tats #tatlife #parenthood #lovemyfam
Read more
Loading...
“Like My Father's Come To Pass Twenty Years Has Gone So Fast” -Billie Joe Armstrong I remember ...
Media Removed
“Like My Father's Come To Pass Twenty Years Has Gone So Fast” -Billie Joe Armstrong I remember the first time I heard the song Wake Me Up When September Ends..hearing those lyrics and thinking to myself..it’s unreal to think that one day it will be twenty years since my father has past..today, ... “Like My Father's Come To Pass
Twenty Years Has Gone So Fast” -Billie Joe Armstrong
I remember the first time I heard the song Wake Me Up When September Ends..hearing those lyrics and thinking to myself..it’s unreal to think that one day it will be twenty years since my father has past..today, the day has come..it has been twenty years since my father has passed and yet it still feels like yesterday..people ask me quite frequently when they hear my story, “Does it get any easier?”..as life goes by you start realizing all of the love and happiness around you..all of the people that come in and out of your life..those who make you smile, those who are there to make you stronger..as these years go by I reach so many major milestones of my life..all of these milestones that my father was unable to be here for..you then look back and see all of the most important things in your life that have made you who you are today..and although it has been a tough ride, although the answer to the question is not as simple as yes or no, it does not get any easier..I wouldn’t change it for the world..I’ve become the man I am today because of what I’ve been through and the strength my family and I have had to gain..I am truly blessed to be surrounded by such incredible people both family and friends..today means so much to my family and I and I can’t thank everyone enough who was able to be part of it..I pray every day that I can be half the man my father once was, and that he is looking down at me as proud as I hope he is..till we meet again Dad 💙 #NeverForget
Read more
Found this old #Halloween photo of my #twin and I while cleaning out my dad's place. One of the first ...
Media Removed
Found this old #Halloween photo of my #twin and I while cleaning out my dad's place. One of the first Halloweens I remember. Didn't get to celebrate this year, because my father passed away, but I found a small photo album of Halloween costumes through the years! Didn't know he had anything ... Found this old #Halloween photo of my #twin and I while cleaning out my dad's place. One of the first Halloweens I remember. Didn't get to celebrate this year, because my father passed away, but I found a small photo album of Halloween costumes through the years! Didn't know he had anything like that.
2017 has been a tough year, but I'm grateful I have grown to understand the importance of love and being loved from two very different family members. .
.
.
.
#90s #throwback #costumes #pumpkins #catandmouse #louisianagirl #missyoudad #death
Read more
Happy Father's Day to the best Dad ever!!! <span class="emoji emoji2764"></span>️ My Father passed away when I was 13, so this time of year ...
Media Removed
Happy Father's Day to the best Dad ever!!! ️ My Father passed away when I was 13, so this time of year is difficult for me. It's not easy, but I get stronger every year. Cherish your parents while you can. Even though my father is in Heaven, I just wanted to say Happy Father's Day! I know he's looking ... Happy Father's Day to the best Dad ever!!! ❤️ My Father passed away when I was 13, so this time of year is difficult for me. It's not easy, but I get stronger every year. Cherish your parents while you can. Even though my father is in Heaven, I just wanted to say Happy Father's Day! I know he's looking down on me from Heaven & looking out for me. He was a great man of God, Husband, Father & Grandfather. I love you Dad! You are truly missed!
Happy Father's Day to all the fathers in the world #fathers #father #happyfathersday #happyfathersdayinheaven #love #family #dad #missyou
Read more
Loading...
Before my dad passed away, he and I built a 1971 Nova. . Building cars was something that learned ...
Media Removed
Before my dad passed away, he and I built a 1971 Nova. . Building cars was something that learned to do with my dad, and quite honestly is one of reasons why I always use so many car analogies when I’m talking about the human body. . When I was young (younger) and dumb (dumber) I sold that 71 nova ... Before my dad passed away, he and I built a 1971 Nova.
.
Building cars was something that learned to do with my dad, and quite honestly is one of reasons why I always use so many car analogies when I’m talking about the human body.
.
When I was young (younger) and dumb (dumber) I sold that 71 nova not really knowing what I had, and especially not knowing the pivotal role it would play in how I remembered my father. .
About a year and half ago my father passed away after a 6 year battle with cancer (another reason why I do what I do now). .
I promised myself (and him) that I would find another car to carry on our projects and remember our amazing times by.
.
My dad had been pressuring me to “get another muscle car” before I “talked myself out of it.”
.
After years of searching I finally brought home the car that is going to be the foundation of so many great experiences between my son and I, but also a way for him to experience a peek into his grandpa’s life without him actually being around. .
I usually keep my gear-head side to myself, but for those of you wondering, she’s a 72 nova with a 502 big block with a Howard’s Roller Cam, Roller Lifters and Roller Rockers, Aluminum heads and of course....AC. Not to mention a four wheel CPP 500 series big-brake kit (4 wheel disc) to keep the family safe ❤️
.
All the gear heads will know what that nonsense means. .
Dad, we finally get to spend some quality time together again ❤️
#dadlife #nova #chevy #dadbod #fitfam
Read more
My father has always watched over my family and I’ve watched him transition many times in my life. ...
Media Removed
My father has always watched over my family and I’ve watched him transition many times in my life. When I was young, he was a hippy turned businessman tearing head first into an unfamiliar world of responsibility. Trying to provide for a family of five on a house painters wage, while simultaneously ... My father has always watched over my family and I’ve watched him transition many times in my life. When I was young, he was a hippy turned businessman tearing head first into an unfamiliar world of responsibility. Trying to provide for a family of five on a house painters wage, while simultaneously creating a company that would inevitably alter the world of pottery. In those early years he was basically a hard ass. It took most of my life to understand why my father, a person of truly gentle character and spiritual ambition, had at that time been so interested in discipline. I see now that it was all about pressure of being the bread winner. His desire to be a responsible adult, was a reaction to the tart reality he would potential pass on his own personal struggles to his sons. He was futility attempting to purge his own imperfections before they be passed on and it was this fear that caused him to behave in ways not natural to his personality. As my father moved through life and as my brothers and I grew beyond the point of needing parental guidance, I witnessed the lifting of responsibilities change him. At that point, he no longer needed to be the example. He could finally really be himself. What I witnessed was a much more flawed soul. I met a person with less moral indignation, with less punctuality, with less personal discipline and at the same time with much more heart. I met a man who cries. I met a man who is imperfect as all men are and who no longer needs to pretend to be more. I am not a father, but I am older than he was when he had me and I can only imagine my own reaction to having children. I would immediately try and camouflage my own struggles and become the example that in truth neither my father or I have ever been. My dad never knew his dad in his later years. He never was able to sort out the truth from reality and understand how flawed we all are, even the best of us. I owe my father so much, but what I want to thank him for more than anything, is that he made it long enough to teach me a really big lesson - that not even Einstein was perfect. It’s ok not to be perfect. I love you no matter what and it helps me love myself as well. ❤️
Read more
Every year I dreaded Father’s Day. Most years, it started with my avoiding it all together and ultimately ...
Media Removed
Every year I dreaded Father’s Day. Most years, it started with my avoiding it all together and ultimately ended in tears. My dad passed away suddenly when I was 5 years old. For years, I felt gypped, my whole family had to suffer and nothing could change that. Everyone would remind me of what ... Every year I dreaded Father’s Day.
Most years, it started with my avoiding it all together and ultimately ended in tears.
My dad passed away suddenly when I was 5 years old. For years, I felt gypped, my whole family had to suffer and nothing could change that. Everyone would remind me of what a kind, generous and fun person my dad was and with absentee parents around this furthered my bitter feelings.

It wasn’t until I met Tom did all that change. A present and loving father of two.

Who takes an immense pride he takes in being a dad.
Who has unwavering fortitude to fight for his kids and the right to be the best dad possible.
Who tirelessly works to provide every opportunity for them.

I have the type of dad in my life that I always wanted just in a partner, not a father. The type of father I knew mine would’ve been.

I share this in hopes it may help anyone who may have lost someone because life is has a weird way of coming back around in the most unexpected of ways.

Thanks, @tomdanielson for allowing me to get that experience. Thanks for making Father’s Day suck a lot less.
Read more
Loading...
Hayes sadly passed away a couple days ago, after a relapse, and long battle with cancer. Please pray ...
Media Removed
Hayes sadly passed away a couple days ago, after a relapse, and long battle with cancer. Please pray for his family at this difficult time. Hayes, you will be forever missed. ・・・ "Hayes has returned to his Heavenly Father. He passed away in our arms surrounded by all of his loved ones. Hayes ... Hayes sadly passed away a couple days ago, after a relapse, and long battle with cancer. Please pray for his family at this difficult time. Hayes, you will be forever missed.
・・・
"Hayes has returned to his Heavenly Father. He passed away in our arms surrounded by all of his loved ones. Hayes has taught us so many things on his mission here on earth. One of the more important things Hayes taught us was it was okay to smile in times of fear. Hayes always smiled. He was an angel. Hayes' impact on this world is evident by the amount of love and support we have felt from all over the world. Hayes was tough. He faced his battle with cancer head on and ultimately won that battle. He won that battle because he lived life to the fullest despite having cancer. As Stuart Scott said "you beat cancer by how you live, why you live and the manner in which you live". Hayes did just that. I know that families are forever and I will be Hayes Dad forever. Our family will be okay. We will be okay. Not because it won't pain us, but because Hayes has taught us that it will be okay. He taught us that life's biggest battles cant overtake our love and determination. And this won't come in the way of our love for Hayes and our love for our family. I'm so grateful to be his Dad and I've never been so proud of something in my entire life. My son has changed the world. How amazing is that? He makes me proud to be a Dad. He's my son! How lucky am I? Thank you Hayes. Thank you for choosing our family and impacting the world in the way you did. You are the true definition of a HERO and your legacy will live on forever. #hayestough #familiesareforever #family #dadlife #cancersucks #eternity #love #eternalfamilies #"
Read more
Although I didn’t know him, I’m heartbroken that Pastor Andrew has passed on. Please take a moment ...
Media Removed
Although I didn’t know him, I’m heartbroken that Pastor Andrew has passed on. Please take a moment today and pray for his family. Here are some beautiful words from his wife 🏼 #Repost @kaylasteck with @get_repost ・・・ Last night, the love of my life, the father of my children and the pastor ... Although I didn’t know him, I’m heartbroken that Pastor Andrew has passed on. Please take a moment today and pray for his family. Here are some beautiful words from his wife 🙏🏼 #Repost @kaylasteck with @get_repost
・・・
Last night, the love of my life, the father of my children and the pastor of our incredible church took his last breath and went to be with Jesus. It wasn’t the miracle I was hoping for but he is now in heaven with his dad, free of pain, free of depression and anxiety. .
He was an amazing husband, he truly made me better, made me feel like the most beautiful girl in the world, and he loved me so deeply. We fit so well together, we were one. He was an amazing daddy, his three boys are going to miss him so much. He had such a unique and special relationship with each of them. He was an incredibly gifted teacher, communicator, and pastor. He was special, one of a kind and will be missed by thousands of people all around the world. .
Please pray for me and the boys. I don’t know how I am going to face this, I am completely heartbroken, lost, and empty. Never in a million years would I have imagined this would be the end of his story. .
If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or actions, please tell someone. Please make sure you’re not alone, and please call a friend or family member before you make that irreversible decision. You are loved and valued more than you know! #godsgotthis
Read more
This woman has been in my life my entire existence. We once lived in the same household. This loss ...
Media Removed
This woman has been in my life my entire existence. We once lived in the same household. This loss is affecting me more than I even expected. Since my father passed, I was a little better with death. But not on this day. Boo we just discussed my Dad keeping his condition a secret in February at our ... This woman has been in my life my entire existence. We once lived in the same household. This loss is affecting me more than I even expected. Since my father passed, I was a little better with death. But not on this day. Boo we just discussed my Dad keeping his condition a secret in February at our family brunch at Mike’s. We danced the night away at Aunt Natalie’s 60th. I can not understand how you are no longer here. My heart aches for my loss but it really aches for the hurt that Ashley, Lay Lay, Autumn and Gerald will endure for the absence of a parent. That hurt haunts you. I spoke to Uncle Jeff right before my Mom called me and declared your passing. I can’t even try to understand what he’s even going through and the strength he’s gonna have to have to get through this. This doesn’t seem real and I am having trouble accepting this loss. God was wrong, once again. My love goes out to the family and I will be present to lay you to rest. You were the glue and I will love and never forget you Boo, until we meet again. 😢💔 #RIP 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
Read more
This has been a very difficult time for my family these past few weeks but these last couple of days ...
Media Removed
This has been a very difficult time for my family these past few weeks but these last couple of days have been the hardest. On Sunday morning our dad passed. This was a man who I’ve looked up to for so many years, a man that would do anything for anyone, a man that I will forever be proud I had as my Father. ... This has been a very difficult time for my family these past few weeks but these last couple of days have been the hardest. On Sunday morning our dad passed. This was a man who I’ve looked up to for so many years, a man that would do anything for anyone, a man that I will forever be proud I had as my Father. I already miss calling you on my way home from work and hearing your voice. We know you are up in heaven and God is comforting you. I want to Thank You All again for all your thoughts and prayer, I ask that you now please pray for our family during this time of grieving. ~Russ
Read more
Four years ago today, Michael Blain King, my father passed on to that better place... This picture ...
Media Removed
Four years ago today, Michael Blain King, my father passed on to that better place... This picture makes me feel so proud to be a King. I wish I could thank my father once again for being there for me every minute, from the moment my life began. This picture is only one piece of history that shows ... Four years ago today, Michael Blain King, my father passed on to that better place...
This picture makes me feel so proud to be a King.
I wish I could thank my father once again for being there for me every minute, from the moment my life began.
This picture is only one piece of history that shows how much family truly meant to my father.

As always, I still learn from my incredible father everyday!
My father showed me what it truly means to be a dad...
I promise I will continue the King legacy! -Michel Blain King
12/22/1957 ~ 08/26/2013 (Blain King - My Grandpa, Michael Blain King - My Dad, Jeremy Michael King - Baby Me, Frank Lloyd Brandon - My Brother) "Trust me Dad, you will remain loved and never forgotten.
I love you Dad, you were the best man I've known still to this day. Thank you for everything!" "We love you and we always will. You are greatly missed." "Sincerely, with much love, -Your family!"
Read more
April 14th ... Worst Day Of My Life <span class="emoji emoji1f614"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f494"></span> God Gained The Man Who Maid The Biggest Impact On My Life <span class="emoji emoji1f614"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f495"></span> A Year ...
Media Removed
April 14th ... Worst Day Of My Life God Gained The Man Who Maid The Biggest Impact On My Life A Year Ago God Gained An Angel , An Amazing Father , Best Friend , Brother , Son , Grandson , Cousin , Uncle Ect . He Was Always Helping Others , Putting His Family Before Him Self Always Helping Others ... April 14th ... Worst Day Of My Life 😔💔 God Gained The Man Who Maid The Biggest Impact On My Life 😔💕 A Year Ago God Gained An Angel , An Amazing Father , Best Friend , Brother , Son , Grandson , Cousin , Uncle Ect . He Was Always Helping Others , Putting His Family Before Him Self 💕 Always Helping Others , Even If He Was In Pain He'd Still Get Up And Go Too Work To Provide For His Family , . I Can't Believe A Year Ago Yesterday You Where Here , And A Year Ago Today You Weren't . It's Insane To Know That You Passed Daddy , But I Know Your Always Going To Be Looking Over Us No Matter What 😔💕 Some Days Are Good And I Think About All Our Memories , Other Days Are Horrible And There's Nothing Else That I Want More Then Too Have You In My Arms , And Just Being Able To See You Everday . You Most Of Accomplished All God Wanted You Too , And That's Why He Brought You Home , 😔 Although It Broke My Heart To Let Go Of My Hero , It Wasn't Goodbye Daddy , It Never Will Be , Your Just Taking A Nap , And I'll Be With You Again , And We Can Go Back Too The Old Times When Your In The Kitchen Cooking And I Keep Bugging You Every Five Minutes Asking When Dinner Was Going To Be Done, I Remember How It All Happened , I Remember Waking Outside To Police Sirons And You In An Ambulance Bed And You Got Taken Away , And You Didn't Make It , 😔💔 I Know Your Always Watching Over Me And Seeing Everything I Am Accomplishing , Like Everything. It Was Hard At Your Funeral , You Where So Cold , And Life Less 💔 You Just Passed On .. It's Crazy Dad 😭 Cause I Want You too Come Home , So We Can Be A Family Again. But I Know Your In A Better Place 👼🙏 And Your Not In Pain , You'll Never Have Too Go Threw He'll , I Just Want You To Know I'm Thankful That I Had To Have An Amazing Dad Like You , You Always Where There , Picking Me Up Everytime I Failed ✊ You Never Let Me Down Daddy , I Love You And I Miss You So Much . 👼 Rest In Peace My Hero 😔👼 O1.2O.7O - O4.14.14 👼
God Broke Our Hearts To Prove To Us He Only Takes The Best 😭💔
Read more
Do you ever feel like you’re smiling when someone takes a photo but you most definitely are not? <span class="emoji emoji1f602"></span> ...
Media Removed
Do you ever feel like you’re smiling when someone takes a photo but you most definitely are not? This was like my tenth try, you guys...sad, I know. If you’re new here, hi, I’m the artist who makes all the work I post here.️ . So I went to Indiana to visit my family last week, and that was soooo ... Do you ever feel like you’re smiling when someone takes a photo but you most definitely are not? 😂 This was like my tenth try, you guys...sad, I know. If you’re new here, hi, I’m the artist who makes all the work I post here.▫️
.
So I went to Indiana to visit my family last week, and that was soooo good for me. We brought our dogs with us and the visit was during a heat wave so we didn’t go exploring much. But it was amazing to spend some time with my parents for Father’s Day (my dad that I usually reference is my adoptive dad; my biological father passed away last year but we didn’t have a relationship). My adoptive dad and I share so much of a similar sense of humor and he’s a lot of fun to be around 💛. Anyway, I don’t get to see my family often enough and that’s really hard sometimes. I barely looked at my phone the entire time I was there...which was kind of amazing. And I found myself really sleepy at all times...does anyone else do this on “vacation”? I always plan to take a lot of photos and explore a lot, and then I just end up being really good at napping instead. 💁🏻‍♀️▫️
.
Since we’ve been back, I’ve been busy trying to finish the last of my bespoke and fine jewelry orders and starting on some new work. Because one of a kind collections (my favorite) take me so long to produce, and I want to have my new website/shop back open to you all asap, I’m probably going to be releasing a smaller amount of offerings in very small collections, sporadically, up until the holidays. This will make time for bespoke and experimental work...I’ve been collecting some new stones and materials to work with...and really wanting to return to wax carving. I love it so much, and it’s fallen a bit to the wayside to make time for other things. ▫️
QUESTION: What have you all been up to this summer? Any visits, vacations, or events you’re looking forward to? Do you make time for hobbies or being outside during the summer?
Read more
JUST LIKE YOU . . 4rm @feladurotoye - I’m #JustLikeYou . I have the same struggles,challenges, ...
Media Removed
JUST LIKE YOU . . 4rm @feladurotoye - I’m #JustLikeYou . I have the same struggles,challenges, hopes and desires . And just like you, I want Nigeria to be better . I was born 47 years ago to #University #lecturers (later Professors).. civil servants, who may not have been rich in material ... JUST LIKE YOU
.
.
4rm @feladurotoye - I’m #JustLikeYou
.
I have the same struggles,challenges, hopes and desires
.
And just like you, I want Nigeria to be better
.
I was born 47 years ago to #University #lecturers (later Professors).. civil servants, who may not have been rich in material possessions, but were rich in values
.
For most of my life, I was raised by a single mother
.
My #mom raised 3 #children after my dad passed away when I was 8 years old
.
Just like you may have, I schooled in Nigeria and had my share of campus life & ASUU strikes
.
I graduated with a 2nd Class Lower degree
.
I am not a genius, but I’m certainly no fool
.
Just like you, I prefer to drive myself around and I have done so for the last 7 years.
.
I do have a driver, but I as every good husband does, I put my wife @taradurotoye first, so she’s not driving herself in Lagos traffic after a hard day’s work
.
Just like you, I’m committed to giving my family the best I possibly can provide
.
Just like you, I pay school fees of my 3 sons who have schooled in Nigeria
.
Just like you, I’ve paid salaries by the #Grace of God and the labor of my hands
.
I stepped forward to run for the Office of #President, not because I’m better than you, but because I AM YOU
.
I have no Godfather, except God, The Father
.
I have no money to induce people, rent crowds or bribe anyone to have my way (and I never will)
.
I have no rich friends to give me billions to support my campaign, but the donations from everyday Nigerians brings a prayer to my lips, joy to my heart and a smile to my face
.
Just like you, I want a #NewNigeria.. one that works for all and not a select few
.
Where generators are absent because light is present
.
Where everything that is acceptable to the rich is available to the poor
.
A Nigeria that we would all be proud of
.
And just like you, I’ve had enough of politicians putting themselves first and #Nigeria last
.
Just like you, I’ve decided to not complain,but to do something, anything about it... because this time will be different
.
It will be difficult
But not impossible
.
Because just like you, I thrive on doing the impossible
.
My name is Fela Durotoye and I’m just like you.
Read more
This poor family was brought into the local shelter tonight after being abandoned. Animal control ...
Media Removed
This poor family was brought into the local shelter tonight after being abandoned. Animal control was told the family that brought them in returned from vacation this afternoon to find the mother and probable father tied to their porch with 4 puppies. One puppy had passed away. Momma is so ... This poor family was brought into the local shelter tonight after being abandoned. Animal control was told the family that brought them in returned from vacation this afternoon to find the mother and probable father tied to their porch with 4 puppies. One puppy had passed away. Momma is so emaciated and weak that she can barely stand. She has no milk and honestly we are not sure how her 3 remaining pups have survived. All are dehydrated and extremely hungry and thirsty. The father is a little thin but in good shape otherwise. Tyson’s has rushed mom and pups to safety and started supportive care. We will make sure dad finds a great home also, his health is ok and he is currently still at the shelter being cared for. Donations are needed to help with this family. We will update soon. #puppies #momma #family #adopt #rescuepuppies #cutepuppies #puppiesofinstagram #mommadog #spayandneuter #thisistysonschance #helpushelpthem #rescuedogsofinstagram #rescuedog #babyangels
Read more
One year since my hardest goodbye 😇the past 365 days, I’ve experienced my first Father’s Day without ...
Media Removed
One year since my hardest goodbye 😇the past 365 days, I’ve experienced my first Father’s Day without my father here, my family went through our first holidays without our rock, I spent my first birthday, just three days after my Dad’s birthday, without him, and had so many other heart-aching ... One year since my hardest goodbye 😇the past 365 days, I’ve experienced my first Father’s Day without my father here, my family went through our first holidays without our rock, I spent my first birthday, just three days after my Dad’s birthday, without him, and had so many other heart-aching firsts. People say time heals all wounds, but the reality is that you will grieve forever. It is hard to believe that a year has already passed and all I have left are these memories, but I know this is only until we meet again. Always your little girl, love you forever Dad 💕
Read more
‘mom & dad’ wedding day! Suatu saat kau sedang sendirian, kau pasti akan teringat & rindukan, kenangan ...
Media Removed
‘mom & dad’ wedding day! Suatu saat kau sedang sendirian, kau pasti akan teringat & rindukan, kenangan bersama ayah & ibumu, kau rindukan semua yang pernah terjadi, marahnya, omelannya, cerewetnya, galaknya, guyonannya, nasehatnya, perhatiannya, pelukannya, kasih sayangnya, senyumnya, ... ‘mom & dad’ wedding day! Suatu saat kau sedang sendirian, kau pasti akan teringat & rindukan, kenangan bersama ayah & ibumu, kau rindukan semua yang pernah terjadi, marahnya, omelannya, cerewetnya, galaknya, guyonannya, nasehatnya, perhatiannya, pelukannya, kasih sayangnya, senyumnya, ciumannya, bahkan jeweran dan pukulannya, kau akan sangat merindukannya. Lalu kau akan menangis karena semua itu tinggal kenangan, in memoar of my beautiful lovely caring mom who passed away five years ago & my dad who passed away twenty five years ago #memoar #memory #kenangan #family #keluarga #cinta #love #father #mother #ayah #ibu
Read more
I’m not sure what your Father’s Day looked like today. Maybe it was like the commercials you see on ...
Media Removed
I’m not sure what your Father’s Day looked like today. Maybe it was like the commercials you see on television— a family sitting around the dinner table looking through old pictures while the dad grills something out on the back porch. Maybe you spent the day at the lake fishing. But maybe it ... I’m not sure what your Father’s Day looked like today. Maybe it was like the commercials you see on television— a family sitting around the dinner table looking through old pictures while the dad grills something out on the back porch. Maybe you spent the day at the lake fishing. But maybe it wasn’t like the commercials and cards that make Father’s Day all out to be— maybe you spent the day remembering the times you had together with a father who has passed. Or maybe you spent the day with only distant memories of a father who no longer wants to be in your life. This is for those who spend their Father’s Day a little bit differently than the “cookie-cutter” type. My heart reaches out to you— it’s easy to get lost scrolling through social media and feel upset when everyone else appears to be so happy. I encourage you to take extra care of your heart + thoughts this week and know that you are so worth loving, no matter your circumstances.
Read more
“My dad was diagnosed with MS before I was born, so my entire life has been witnessing how #MS affects ...
Media Removed
“My dad was diagnosed with MS before I was born, so my entire life has been witnessing how #MS affects one person, and their whole family. My dad taught me how to preserve through hardships, how to maintain a sense of humor even when things really stunk and how to keep relationships at the forefront ... “My dad was diagnosed with MS before I was born, so my entire life has been witnessing how #MS affects one person, and their whole family. My dad taught me how to preserve through hardships, how to maintain a sense of humor even when things really stunk and how to keep relationships at the forefront of our life. He passed away in 2010, before we could solve this disease and it’s been my mission to be part of the cure ever since.

After college, I went to travel for 6 months, and I had the desire to do so because I knew at any moment, a disease like MS could present itself and it may not be an option for me anymore (my dad could no longer travel at that point). When I came back to the US, I lived at home to spend more time with my dad and helped him write a book, one of his dreams. This was one of the best experiences I could have helped my dad accomplish, and it was far more rewarding for me to get that quality time with him. One thing MS has taught me is to take nothing for granted, count your blessings and be compassionate to other people because you don’t know what they are going through.

Happy Father’s Day to my dad.” ~ Molly Johnston

#FathersDay #WhenYourParentHasMS #MultipleSclerosis
Read more
5 years ago today my Dad passed away. He had been doing better, but that changed over night, and by ...
Media Removed
5 years ago today my Dad passed away. He had been doing better, but that changed over night, and by the time we saw him he already had tubes in. He was alive, but barely. He could squeeze our hands, or look at us, but he had this wild look in his eyes, like a wild horse that was cornered. To me it said ... 5 years ago today my Dad passed away. He had been doing better, but that changed over night, and by the time we saw him he already had tubes in. He was alive, but barely. He could squeeze our hands, or look at us, but he had this wild look in his eyes, like a wild horse that was cornered. To me it said "Fix me, son, help me!" and it tore me up that I couldn't do anything. We made a hard family decision to pull the plug, as he had low chance of survival, and would have had to live with a feeding tube; the stubborn ass would have been furious. Everyone decided to go smoke before hand, but something told me to stay, that we couldn't leave him alone. Shortly after everyone left, I could tell something was happening. His eyes looked wild again, and I tried to calm him. Then I watched his heart rate jump up high l, then fall down low. Before I could react, it went to a flat line. The nurses came into the room, and pronounced him dead. A few minutes past, and I realized that I had to call my mom from downstairs and tell her. It was the hardest thing I've ever done.
I think he did it on purpose, left with just him and I. I think he thought it would be somehow easier for the family, and although I didn't know I was, he knew I was strong enough. I love you Dad.
#poetry #dad #rip #rideinparadise #restinpeace #father #son #death #life #flatline #strong #love #poem #myheart
Read more
A week ago today one of the greatest MEN I've ever known and looked up to passed away peacefully at ...
Media Removed
A week ago today one of the greatest MEN I've ever known and looked up to passed away peacefully at my parents house. I capitalize the word MEN because if you had to break it down it was just that simple. "Be a man" that's exactly what I hear when I close my eyes at night, I told @reefgrl010 at the funeral ... A week ago today one of the greatest MEN I've ever known and looked up to passed away peacefully at my parents house. I capitalize the word MEN because if you had to break it down it was just that simple. "Be a man" that's exactly what I hear when I close my eyes at night, I told @reefgrl010 at the funeral if I could just find a way to be even half the man he was life would be beyond amazing for our family. He set the bar so high in every department in a way that you knew was unreachable, from being a husband and spoiling my grandmother- I remember my grandmother saying that he had never raised his voice to her and she wanted for nothing. He was an amazing father teaching my dad the same methods following his 60 years of marriage my dad never raising his voice and 30
Plus years of marriage, teaching my dad the perfect amount of moderation in partying and spending. Most of all as all Shach's were famous for being salesman he was the only man I ever heard of turning down a promotion from sales because he would make less. Always 20 minutes early, the most reliable person in the world, and had a look that would make you shit your pants if you were disrespectful and / or reached for a check. You never met a person that didn't think the world of him, strong as ox 6 days a week at golds gym into his 70s. He truly reminded me and was The Godfather / patriarch of our family. I had to post this now as I was waken by a dream that was just to perfect not to. Rest In Peace Day I hope to make you proud, love justin
Read more
An acorn carries all the intelligence & DNA to grow into a mighty oak tree if given the right conditions. ...
Media Removed
An acorn carries all the intelligence & DNA to grow into a mighty oak tree if given the right conditions. Imagine how much untapped potential is inside of you that could manifest in the right environment. As Black people, the full potential of our DNA has been locked away for centuries & now ... An acorn carries all the intelligence & DNA to grow into a mighty oak tree if given the right conditions. Imagine how much untapped potential is inside of you that could manifest in the right environment.
As Black people, the full potential of our DNA has been locked away for centuries & now we must heal so we can express the genetic codes that went dormant.
Because conditions were not suitable for our ancestors to express them, all of their potential was passed down to us.
Healing isn't only about working through the trauma you experienced as child & the behavior patterns you developed because of it. It's about purifying your entire bloodline, carrying on a legacy & honoring your ancestors by expressing the potential they weren't allowed to.
Although my family is still struggling to work our way out of harsh environments like many Black people in America and Black people across the diaspora, I've committed myself to creating the shift, changing my family's narrative & healing our bloodline.
Last summer during a trip to Atlanta (where my dad recently relocated) I reached out to @jacksonxjoshua for some family portraits. I've decided to use powerful imagery to help rewrite my family's narrative & to carry on our legacy.
This is my father, Stober M. Davis III. He raised 3 kids on his own while struggling to overcome poverty & addiction. Things weren't perfect growing up & we've had to do a lot of work to repair our relationship but NOT ONCE did I ever question the love my dad had for me & my brothers.
He set the standard for how I should allow myself to be treated by a man. If I end up with someone half as good as him, that would be enough. #HappyFathersDay to a real one. 👑🌳
Read more
Time waits for no one. Simple. I’ve passed through so many stages in my life and have been truly blessed. ...
Media Removed
Time waits for no one. Simple. I’ve passed through so many stages in my life and have been truly blessed. Here I am today, trying to slow down time. It’s my oldest daughters’ birthday today. - I’m proud of her. I look at her today especially and I’m thankful for this blessing and grateful that ... Time waits for no one. Simple. I’ve passed through so many stages in my life and have been truly blessed. Here I am today, trying to slow down time. It’s my oldest daughters’ birthday today.
-
I’m proud of her. I look at her today especially and I’m thankful for this blessing and grateful that I’m here to be part of a family that nurtures her. I grew up without a father, so being a father is very important to me.
-
This was no accident that I waited until after my career to have a family. I wanted to make sure that my children had me to help raise them. I also wanted to make sure I had the time to be the type of father I wanted to be.
-
Ling, I will always hold your hand and I will always be here for you to lean on. I’ll always protect and guide you. You’ve changed my life in so many ways and “I love you to infinity and infinity and infinity”. Shine brightly my cub, “I got your back” Happy Birthday, my love.
-

#LennoxLewis #undisputed #heavyweight #boxing #world #champion #pugilistspecialist #noguytest #dad
Read more
Crazy story: TYPER POST 🗣 : my mother was adopted as a baby and her mother nvr hid the fact that she was ...
Media Removed
Crazy story: TYPER POST 🗣 : my mother was adopted as a baby and her mother nvr hid the fact that she was adopted my NANA was a foster mother who cared for 100s of kids in her life span and adopted quite a few 3 in which all happened to have the same birth mother n father my nana passed away when I was 12 ... Crazy story: TYPER POST 🗣 : my mother was adopted as a baby and her mother nvr hid the fact that she was adopted my NANA was a foster mother who cared for 100s of kids in her life span and adopted quite a few 3 in which all happened to have the same birth mother n father my nana passed away when I was 12 😔 well here we are a few days ago n my mom calls like Ashlee I think I found my birth mother n sends me a pic n right away I said all this time we could nvr really figure out who jai looks like🤦🏽‍♀️😂😂 where here u have it. He is literally her twin 😩😩 so over the last few days my mom has been flooded with calls from other siblings aunts and uncles and she finds out that she’s not only Indian she’s Irish boyyyyy some of these ppl including her grandparents is white as snow 😂😂😂 it’s crazy finding out ur family history there has been things I’ve found out about my dad Nd now I kno where sum of the traits that I have passed to jai come frm 🤦🏽‍♀️🤦🏽‍♀️ these last few years have been very interesting for us Nd I wonder now what the future holds because this family believes in family vacations 🤷🏽‍♀️ sooooo looks like we will b taking trips
Read more
Stop scrolling for a minute and think of a strong, positive quality that your father had. This might ...
Media Removed
Stop scrolling for a minute and think of a strong, positive quality that your father had. This might be really easy or really hard, but find a positive attribute of his that you admire. Hold on to that. Now, think of an attribute that you wish he would have had. • Here’s how the world gets better: ... Stop scrolling for a minute and think of a strong, positive quality that your father had. This might be really easy or really hard, but find a positive attribute of his that you admire. Hold on to that. Now, think of an attribute that you wish he would have had.

Here’s how the world gets better: express your father’s positive attribute in your own life; live out his legacy. And then, also learn to embody the attribute that you wish he would have had more of. My own father (who died of pancreatic cancer 11 years ago) was deeply committed to being steady and providing for his family, but he was not very gentle or affectionate. So I carry his legacy forward by being a force of stability and unwavering love for my boy, and I also strive to soften, to be gentler, and to express my immense love in ways that are openly affectionate. The old good plus the new good makes the whole world better.

This is my dad (in red) with one of his best friends, almost 30 years ago. I miss you, Dad, and I’m so grateful for everything you passed along to me. ❤️
Read more
Today Salvio, my father in law was laid to rest. I wanted to post this as a mark or respect. I'm sure ...
Media Removed
Today Salvio, my father in law was laid to rest. I wanted to post this as a mark or respect. I'm sure often you see the food parcels sent from Italy, today I unpacked one sent by @marcoandjade dad only a few days before he passed. He was kind, funny and loving. From the first moment I met him he made ... Today Salvio, my father in law was laid to rest. I wanted to post this as a mark or respect. I'm sure often you see the food parcels sent from Italy, today I unpacked one sent by @marcoandjade dad only a few days before he passed.
He was kind, funny and loving. From the first moment I met him he made me feel part of the family. I feel honoured to have been accepted into such a family. I am greatful my son got to spend the summer with his Nonno.
I write this post for all of us. My husband is in Italy and I know his heart is broken. I'm writing this for him, and I have deleted and rewritten this so many times, nothing seems befitting for such a monumental man. You will be missed by all of us but more importantly you will be remembered by us all. Life is precious and unfair and I would give anything for Marco to be able to speak to you again. We love you, always in our hearts and remembered always.

Marco, Jade , Angelo and Lorenzo xxxxxxxxxxxxx

#family #fam #mom #dad #bitemykitchen #PleaseForgiveMe #brother #sister #brothers #sisters #bro #sis #siblings #love #instagood #father #mother #related #fun #photooftheday #children #kids #life #happy #familytime #cute #smile #fun
Read more
Music is in my blood, and it is my family legacy. The first thing I heard out of the womb was my father ...
Media Removed
Music is in my blood, and it is my family legacy. The first thing I heard out of the womb was my father singing to me. My father @billmillerarts has been playing since he was 12 years old. Growing up on the reservation he grew up listening to Johnny Cash. When I was 5 years old we moved from Wisconsin ... Music is in my blood, and it is my family legacy. The first thing I heard out of the womb was my father singing to me. My father @billmillerarts has been playing since he was 12 years old. Growing up on the reservation he grew up listening to Johnny Cash. When I was 5 years old we moved from Wisconsin to Nashville for my dad to pursue his music career. He’s been recording and touring ever since, playing with @toriamos, @pearljam and many more. This is from a recent show in Atlanta where he played with his dear friend John Carter Cash, Johnny Cash’s son.
It’s always a joy for me to watch my dad on stage because it’s what I grew up doing. I’m honored to have the gift of music passed on to me and I am passing it on to my children, and I’m so proud of my Native heritage. It excites me to be able to blend my heritage and my gifts, as my father has done, to bring a message of hope and healing for the next generation. See my IG stories for a sneak peek at a new lullaby song I wrote this week 💗
Read more
Happy Father’s Day! I truly cannot say enough about what an amazing man my dad is and without sounding ...
Media Removed
Happy Father’s Day! I truly cannot say enough about what an amazing man my dad is and without sounding cliche, he really is the best. He’s always been there and has helped whenever needed. He’s gotten our family through some hard times with my mother’s illness, when she passed away and when ... Happy Father’s Day! I truly cannot say enough about what an amazing man my dad is and without sounding cliche, he really is the best. He’s always been there and has helped whenever needed. He’s gotten our family through some hard times with my mother’s illness, when she passed away and when my husband passed away. My dad was there through all of it being the rock we all needed to lean on. This little one here thinks the absolute world of him and so do I. Cheers to you dad!! #fathersday #happyfathersday #fathersday2018 #bestdad #grandpa #fatherdaughter
Read more
Father’s Day is this Sunday. I want to post this today so that maybe one of you (or possibly more) who ...
Media Removed
Father’s Day is this Sunday. I want to post this today so that maybe one of you (or possibly more) who might possibly be shying away from celebrating your dad might read this. My dad and I had a luke warm relationship, he didn’t like too much attention or showing emotion until later in his life. ... Father’s Day is this Sunday. I want to post this today so that maybe one of you (or possibly more) who might possibly be shying away from celebrating your dad might read this. My dad and I had a luke warm relationship, he didn’t like too much attention or showing emotion until later in his life. I tend to shut down emotions after feeling rejected, and my family was great at that. Thankfully he and I broke our cycle and I got a few tiny smiles out of him by surprising him with the smallest of gifts before he passed. So take my advice, put your differences aside and do the cheesiest and the most you can for Father’s Day (or any day to celebrate your family) and you’ll feel like a rockstar in the very end! ❤️ #tbt #fathersday #motivation
Read more
“One of the most hardest and difficult time in your life is losing a family member, someone you cared ...
Media Removed
“One of the most hardest and difficult time in your life is losing a family member, someone you cared for and love deeply that you never knew until it happens. Last Tuesday, my father in law who has been living with us for the past 8 years has passed away. I am forever truly grateful for his endless ... “One of the most hardest and difficult time in your life is losing a family member, someone you cared for and love deeply that you never knew until it happens. Last Tuesday, my father in law who has been living with us for the past 8 years has passed away. I am forever truly grateful for his endless jokes, laughers, listening to his stories about his life growing up in the Philippines, his love for children, and how they grew up, his passion for traveling and where he’s has been, the exotic weird foods he tried, listening to him play to the Ukulele (which he was magnificent at it and made me smile each time). Thank you Dad (Rey Salomon) for accepting me wholeheartedly with open arms as part of the family as your wife/mom (Josefina) did, for all the advice you given me, for being a great friend, and a wonderful dad to me, I will forever miss the comfort and your company. Thank you dad, mom (Josefina), my Pau Pau (Grandma) for giving me the Greatest Gift of them all, your Love. You’ll always have a place in heart. Rest In Peace Dad. ❤️ 🌹 ❤️” #rip #love #dad #friend #thankyou #grateful #thelightsfest #thelights #stars #floatinglanterns #Sacarmento #California #beautifulsighttosee
Read more
Pictured below: Painted Church, my great grandfather x3, a tomb, my great grandmother x2, great ...
Media Removed
Pictured below: Painted Church, my great grandfather x3, a tomb, my great grandmother x2, great grandmother x3. #TIL of my Portuguese family on my maternal side. The Galdeira family descends from two Portuguese families: Cordeiro and Demello. From what I understand, my family knows ... Pictured below: Painted Church, my great grandfather x3, a tomb, my great grandmother x2, great grandmother x3.
#TIL of my Portuguese family on my maternal side. The Galdeira family descends from two Portuguese families: Cordeiro and Demello. From what I understand, my family knows very little of the Demello side. After searching around, I came to find that my Demello grandparents were quite influential in Kona, specifically Hōnaunau. In 1899, my great-great-great-grandfather, João Demello found Father John Velge to paint the interior of the iconic St. Benedict's Church aka "Painted Church." It's pretty gothic looking. His wife, Maria Dos Anjos was a healer of Hōnaunau whose traditional apothecaries were brought with her from the Azores. Their daughter, Maria Demello Cordeiro, my Papa's grandmother, passed away early at the age of 26 in 1908 when my great grandpa Louie was only 4 years old. My grandfather, João, ended up moving his family to Kaimukī after his wife passed away in 1910. Grandpa Louie ran away from his Cordeiro family and boarded a ship to Honolulu. It is not known if he maintained contact with Grandpa João after moving to Honolulu too. I suspect he did because he was partly raised by the Demellos according to South Kona census reports of the early 1900s
Both of my grandmothers are interred in the only tomb on the church grounds. I have been at the Painted Church on several occasions in my life, mostly funerals on my dad's side. To know that my kūpuna had a hand not only with the establishment of a church but also in the well-being of the people of Hōnaunau humbled me. Go find your family peeps! Re-establish that connection!
#flashbackfriday #rootsmissions #moʻokūʻauhau #demello #honaunau #galdeira
Read more
Allow me to tell you a story about this photo. There was a time when if you wanted a cool family photo ...
Media Removed
Allow me to tell you a story about this photo. There was a time when if you wanted a cool family photo you had to go to a photo studio in town; the most popular being Ramogi's near Kenya Cinema or in Kisumu. This was one of those days when my parents cleaned us up and we drove from Bondo to Kisumu to take ... Allow me to tell you a story about this photo. There was a time when if you wanted a cool family photo you had to go to a photo studio in town; the most popular being Ramogi's near Kenya Cinema or in Kisumu. This was one of those days when my parents cleaned us up and we drove from Bondo to Kisumu to take a rare studio photo. And for Mr and Mrs Radull, the photo was well thought out and had to be perfect. Now unlike today when you can see the photo that's been taken and if you don't like it then you take another; no-one would be able to see the photo until it had been printed.
So imagine the surprise and annoyance on my parents' faces when the photo came out and I had rolled down my socks because frankly I hated pulling my socks up (they tickled me) and I hated shoes - period - and had unbuckled my shoes because I felt I had worn them for too long. I was 7 and outside of school I would be permanently barefoot.

My brother Robert was also in trouble because he put his hands in his pockets. He had to look cool.
Years later though when we were sitting at home in our living room where the photo hung; my Dad suddenly said "I love this photo just the way it is. It shows Robert's rebellious character and Carol's independance. If Carol isn't comfortable; she speaks up; sometimes with her actions. In this case; she clearly hated socks and shoes." Mum agreed and we all laughed about it. It was a relief though knowing that I hadn't ruined our last studio family photo.
My small brother George died of Cancer on 15th May 1987. My brother Robert died in November 1998. My Dad passed away also from cancer on May 19th 2013. Today in Bondo we hold family prayers for them. It's been difficult for the Radull Ladies without the strength of our brothers and father around. My Mum and my sis @floradull are my rock! That's how I manage.

I really miss my brothers and especially my Dad. Dad had a way of making me believe that everything would be alright; especially when I felt I had made a mistake in life and rolled down my socks. I was far from being a perfect daughter or sister but he made all his children feel perfect. I miss his unconditional love.
Read more
My dad passed away yesterday in my mother's arms, and my sister holding his hand. He didn't spend ...
Media Removed
My dad passed away yesterday in my mother's arms, and my sister holding his hand. He didn't spend his last days on a hospital, instead we had made it possible for him to stay in his own home, with all of his family around him. I don't think he felt alone. And we all had the chance to say everything ... My dad passed away yesterday in my mother's arms, and my sister holding his hand. He didn't spend his last days on a hospital, instead we had made it possible for him to stay in his own home, with all of his family around him. I don't think he felt alone. And we all had the chance to say everything we wanted to say to each other before he passed away. I know the pain of losing him will be overwhelming and sometimes to much to carry. But I don't think he want the pain stop us from moving on forward without him. Instead we will honor his life, and the gift that he was.
He is a part of me and always will be, and by living my life larger, and better I'll embrace that.
The last wish he had to me was that me and Jack should get married on saturday no matter if he would be there or not. Therefore, we will not change any plans for this weekend. Instead we will celebrate with family and friends like he wanted us to do, he will be there with us anyway.
I love you, dad, I couldn't had have a better father <3
Read more
Dad’s Barsi today...I was less that 2 years old when he left this world...my mom decided to raise ...
Media Removed
Dad’s Barsi today...I was less that 2 years old when he left this world...my mom decided to raise me and my brother up single-handedly...and never to remarry...it was tough, tough as hell for us and I grew up wondering why God would take away my father... There were days when I would wonder ... Dad’s Barsi today...I was less that 2 years old when he left this world...my mom decided to raise me and my brother up single-handedly...and never to remarry...it was tough, tough as hell for us and I grew up wondering why God would take away my father...
There were days when I would wonder what it felt like to have a father, how would it make me feel...would I feel secure and protected? Would I still be who I am? .... or how it would be so much easier to survive....other days I wondered what my father would think of me....and some days all I wanted to do was rest my head on his chest and have him tell me that it’ll all be ok, that he will take care of everything....Today is one of those days... I’m lucky I have my mom for that... my pillar of strength... and she has me, to take care of everything....as when I grew up, I decided to take over...
The first photo shows my dad with his only two elder siblings, my taya and Phuppoh, Kaleem Omar and Shahmeen Omar (both of whom have passed away) at a family wedding way before he was married to my mom... and the second photo is a beautiful one of my parents shortly before my father died... I’ve always heard he was a joy to be around, a solid friend, full of empathy, knowledge and love, and wrote beautiful poetry... do take out a moment and say a prayer for his soul...🤲 #ripdearabbu
@aziomar miss you so much today ❤️
Read more
34yrs since I had a father in my life. July 12th at this time of the day always brings back the memories ...
Media Removed
34yrs since I had a father in my life. July 12th at this time of the day always brings back the memories of me being with my dad when he had a cerebral haemorrhage. He passed away couple hours later. Unfortunately my last images of my dad was of him being put into the ambulance and then getting to ... 34yrs since I had a father in my life. July 12th at this time of the day always brings back the memories of me being with my dad when he had a cerebral haemorrhage. He passed away couple hours later. Unfortunately my last images of my dad was of him being put into the ambulance and then getting to see him after he passed away in the hospital with all kinds of tubes attached to him. Today I spent the day with my family at the our cousins cottage and many times felt like you were smiling down on us. I still remember the sound of your laugh. I heard it today. Your never forgotten Dad, I miss you a lot but I’m reminded by my life experience that tomorrow is never promised and life can change in a snap of a finger. #liveyourlife #neverforgotten #ken #kanti #kukwant #oberoi PLEASE SHARE your story of my dad if you have one. #july12 #1984 #lifechanged #missmydad #hopeheisproud #fatherandson #malayacarlyn #zaidendoran @nadiazdo
Read more
Sorry for the radio silence yall! I hope everyone enjoyed Father’s Day and Happy Father’s Day to ...
Media Removed
Sorry for the radio silence yall! I hope everyone enjoyed Father’s Day and Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing dad’s and father figures in your life! . My father unexpectedly passed away new year’s eve eve a year ago this past NYE and yesterday was rough. Like really rough. There are so many ... Sorry for the radio silence yall! I hope everyone enjoyed Father’s Day and Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing dad’s and father figures in your life!
.
My father unexpectedly passed away new year’s eve eve a year ago this past NYE and yesterday was rough. Like really rough. There are so many mixed feelings that come with Father’s Day now. My dad, the fact that I can’t have kids because I had uterine cancer and had to have a full hysterectomy. I often times feel guilty that I can’t have a child and we have yet to be able to adopt a baby. Jay, my husband, reassures me all the time that we are Team Wood and we are amazing as we are, and a child would only be a bonus. But, it’s easy to let the other thoughts creep their way in. I tried to keep myself busy all day, but in the end that didn’t work. So, I stayed off of Instagram yesterday and feeling much better today. What a difference a day can make.
.
Tomorrow is my birthday, and this time next year I’d love to have a plan set in motion for Baby Wood to be a part of our family. I KNOW how lucky I am to be here and healthy. Had we not been trying to have a baby, doctors wouldn’t have found the cancer and I probably wouldn’t have ever known that I had uterine cancer. The very thing we were trying to achieve was in the end the thing that saved my life. Wherever this little baby is, he or she has saved my life.
.
I did love waking up to so many precious photos of your sweet little ones and their dads! I hope everyone enjoyed themselves and their families 💙🕺
.
Our pacifier clips not only keep your baby’s pacifier clean and off the floor but they also turn into a keepsake bracelet for mom after the baby outgrows the pacifier stage (*patent pending). And, BONUS, they have 85% less bacteria than cloth or plastic pacifier clips because silver is naturally antimicrobial. Here are a few other awesome facts about our clips:
.
All of our @templetonsilver pacifier clips are CPSC tested.
.
Strength and Torque Tested
.
No Lead
.
No cadmium
.
No detachable parts
.
No sharp edges
.
Handcrafted in Charleston, SC
.
Works with every single pacifier on the market
Read more
Back in the days before cell phones , texting, and emails was the handwritten note . This note that ...
Media Removed
Back in the days before cell phones , texting, and emails was the handwritten note . This note that my mother Kathleen wrote to my father , Darrel was the beginning of their courtship ( they had been friends before this). Note: *she* initiated the 1st date . Later that year - December 1, 1968 ... Back in the days before cell phones , texting, and emails was the handwritten note . This note that my mother Kathleen wrote to my father , Darrel was the beginning of their courtship ( they had been friends before this). Note: *she* initiated the 1st date . 😉 Later that year - December 1, 1968 they were married at El Montecito Presbyterian Church. To say that they had the love of a lifetime is an understatement : while my Dad passed on 18 years ago, my mother has always worn her wedding band, stating she got it right the first time and has never had a desire to date or remarry . Today would have been their 50th Wedding Anniversary , and so I’m celebrating it as such . Because true love really is eternal. Love you two and thank you for the example of marriage and family you have given to me . ✨✨ Happy 50th Anniversary ✨✨🍾🥂 #truelove #marriage #devotion
Read more
Welcome to Jake's bio - Full name: Jack David Miller - Gender: male - Age: Depends on the roleplay; ...
Media Removed
Welcome to Jake's bio - Full name: Jack David Miller - Gender: male - Age: Depends on the roleplay; 16-19 - Sexuality: straight - Birthday: December 15 - Family: his father passed away but he lives with his mother - Allergies: none - Piercings: two on his ear - Tattoos: none - Scars: ... Welcome to Jake's bio -
Full name: Jack David Miller -
Gender: male -
Age: Depends on the roleplay; 16-19
-
Sexuality: straight -
Birthday: December 15
-
Family: his father passed away but he lives with his mother -
Allergies: none -
Piercings: two on his ear -
Tattoos: none -
Scars: none -
Likes: singing, playing sports, hanging with friends, and helping others -
Dislikes: bullying, show offs, alcoholic, and fake people -
Turn ons: find out
-
Turn offs: find out -
Personality: nice, helpful, funny, and chill -
Back story: His dad killed himself when Jake was only three and now Jack lives with his mom and helps her as much as possible
-
Relationship:
Rp1: single
Rp2: single
Rp3: single -
Want to be friends? Comment down below! -
#openrp #singlerp #openrpforgirls
Read more
I'M GOING TO MISS MY DEAR DAD - BUT HE WENT OUT IN A WAY PEOPLE ONLY DREAM OF.. August 29, 1937- Sunday, ...
Media Removed
I'M GOING TO MISS MY DEAR DAD - BUT HE WENT OUT IN A WAY PEOPLE ONLY DREAM OF.. August 29, 1937- Sunday, June 24, 2018 "Tell my wife I love her very much she knows Ground Control to Major Tom Your circuit's dead, there's something wrong Can you hear me, Major Tom? Can you .... "Here am I floating ... I'M GOING TO MISS MY DEAR DAD - BUT HE WENT OUT IN A WAY PEOPLE ONLY DREAM OF.. August 29, 1937- Sunday, June 24, 2018 "Tell my wife I love her very much she knows
Ground Control to Major Tom
Your circuit's dead, there's something wrong
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you ....
"Here am I floating 'round my tin can
Far above the moon
Planet Earth is blue
And there's nothing I can do"

Dad, brother, father, grandfather, and a great husband to my mom, just weeks shy of their 52nd wedding anniversary ❤
Since my awesome dad's passing on Sunday has been in the news since Monday, I want to do little tribute, now that family definitely knows.

Dad, you went out in style, the way people only DREAM of... You did it your way.

My father, Bill, just shy of his 81st birthday, was one of the most experienced hang-glider pilots for 40 long years. Though he had flown around the world, Dad was flying high above his home town of Chicago for about an hour, when he appears to have had a cardiac event/arrest (according to coroner's initial findings), and his dear friend and buddies, flying up there in nearby hang-gliders (and coroner), felt that he'd already passed over in the air, well before his faithful hang-glider carried his body slowly and gently back to planet earth. There's no motor on these babies, and once he passed over, he was no longer flying his hang-glider, but his glider flew his body back to us.

He ascended while he descended, if you catch my drift... The glider did what the news said were "slow lazy circles" and landed in a soybean field (probably GMO), but better than a highway, a house, or country road; no one was harmed, and Dad was already soaring home long before he reached the ground, which brings us all comfort.

Heck, even friends and family said what a way to go... Yes, the news rushed to report your passing, Dad, in less than 24 hours, but they were so fair reporting it, just as I'm sharing now with friends and family.

As the owner of the airport (where they tow the gliders up by plane) said to the news, when this happens to a pilot while in mid flight, the glider will eventually float to the ground, landing in (continued below)
Read more
Heaven gained an angel, father, husband, soldier and warrior last night.... It’s with a heavy heart ...
Media Removed
Heaven gained an angel, father, husband, soldier and warrior last night.... It’s with a heavy heart I inform you of the passing of my father Marion G. Olson. Dad passed last night at the age of 92 (would have been 93 in January). Needless to say he lived a life full of vigor and vitality and loved ... Heaven gained an angel, father, husband, soldier and warrior last night.... It’s with a heavy heart I inform you of the passing of my father Marion G. Olson.
Dad passed last night at the age of 92 (would have been 93 in January). Needless to say he lived a life full of vigor and vitality and loved his wife, kids and grandchildren with everything he had.
He served as SSgt in the US Army in the South Pacific during WWII and entered Hiroshima, Japan after “the bomb” was dropped.
After the war he fell in love and married Gladys Hansen and they embarked on a 63 year love affair that lasted until moms passing in 2012.
The product of that love resulted in 3 incredible children in Ramona Zinkhon, Michael (Bubber) Olson and myself Tyler Olson.
Words cannot express how much I loved my father and the respect I had for him.
As I’ll miss him and miss the conversations we had over coffee.
I know he’s in Gods loving arms now and hopefully dancing with my mother again. ❤️❤️❤️ God Speed Dad... God Speed. #father #family #ww2 #rip #missyou #restinpeace #godspeed
Read more
Sadly, we lost a great man last Friday at 10:40am. My father in law, David Ramey passed away after ...
Media Removed
Sadly, we lost a great man last Friday at 10:40am. My father in law, David Ramey passed away after a hard fought battle with lung and brain cancer. David led by example, rather than words alone. The way he raised his daughters, loved his wife and led his family is an example I will always be striving ... Sadly, we lost a great man last Friday at 10:40am.
My father in law, David Ramey passed away after a hard fought battle with lung and brain cancer.
David led by example, rather than words alone. The way he raised his daughters, loved his wife and led his family is an example I will always be striving to achieve for myself and my own family.
Like me dad, my wife’s father was a man of God. Stern but kind. Wise and patient.
I am am so dang lucky and blessed to have men such as these in my life.
I hope, one day, to be half the man my father and father in law are. That would be an achievement.
We love and miss you, Dave.
Ecclesiastes 7:1-2
Read more
This past week we celebrated both of our son’s birthdays, Alek turned 21 on July 2nd and Nick turned ...
Media Removed
This past week we celebrated both of our son’s birthdays, Alek turned 21 on July 2nd and Nick turned 24 on July 5th, 2018. Pics of our boys through the years, with my Dad( Grandpa Larry Aventino and with Eddie’s Dad, Grandpa ED Dotson) My father in law passed away earlier this year from cancer. ... This past week we celebrated both of our son’s birthdays, Alek turned 21 on July 2nd and Nick turned 24 on July 5th, 2018. Pics of our boys through the years, with my Dad( Grandpa Larry Aventino and with Eddie’s Dad, Grandpa ED Dotson) My father in law passed away earlier this year from cancer. Every July 4th holiday week is spent celebrating their birthdays and spending quality time with family and friends!! Eddie and I love both our boys very much and we couldn’t be more proud of the fine young men they have become!! So thankful for the wonderful memories my family and I have shared over the years together and looking forward to making more memories in the years to come!! #Loveourfamily #Loveourboys #WeekofJuly4thBiryhdays❤️🎂🎉
Read more
Welcome to Jessica's bio - Full name: Jessica Kaylee Huston - Gender: female - Age: Depends on ...
Media Removed
Welcome to Jessica's bio - Full name: Jessica Kaylee Huston - Gender: female - Age: Depends on the roleplay; 17-19 - Sexuality: straight - Birthday: April 13 - Family: her mother passed away but lives with her dad - Allergies: none - Piercings: two on her ears - Tattoos: none - Scars: ... Welcome to Jessica's bio -
Full name: Jessica Kaylee Huston -
Gender: female -
Age: Depends on the roleplay; 17-19
-
Sexuality: straight -
Birthday: April 13
-
Family: her mother passed away but lives with her dad -
Allergies: none -
Piercings: two on her ears -
Tattoos: none -
Scars: on her wrist and stomach from self harm -
Likes: hanging out with her friends, cutting, wearing black, and listing to music -
Dislikes: other people doing self harm, bullies, and her father -
Turn ons: find out -
Turn offs: find out -
Personality: fun to be with, chill, nice, and helpful -
Back story: her mother died in a fire when she was five and ever since she had lived with her father but she hates her father because her father rapped her at the age thirteen and has been rapping her ever since -
Relationship:
Rp1: single
Rp2: single
Rp3: single -
Want to be friends? Comment down below! -
#openrp #singlerp #openrpforguys
Read more
What I’ve learned over the last year has been far more than I ever thought I would in a 12 month span. ...
Media Removed
What I’ve learned over the last year has been far more than I ever thought I would in a 12 month span. One thing that I have had the hard time to learn and deal with is Grief this year with losing my Dad so quickly earlier this year. When Dad got diagnosed with cancer and passed away just 4 weeks later ... What I’ve learned over the last year has been far more than I ever thought I would in a 12 month span. One thing that I have had the hard time to learn and deal with is Grief this year with losing my Dad so quickly earlier this year. When Dad got diagnosed with cancer and passed away just 4 weeks later it didn’t give me very much time to even process it all. There are still some days it doesn’t even hardly cross my mind because it just happened so fast and I forget that he isn’t here until I think to go text him about a football game or call him about a car I saw that I liked, but then some days it hits me like a ton of bricks and rocks my world for several hours. Today @jasoncrabbmusic sang like he does every year at church. But this year it wrecked me. Jason has always been my moms favorite gospel singer and always comes to Free Chapel during Christmas. We played one of his most popular songs at my dads funeral and when I walked into church this morning it immediately wrecked me when I heard Jason singing. I thanked Jason after service for his wonderful spirit as he is one of the best people you’ll meet, and thanked him for sharing himself with our church during this season. He helped me remember my father today. Two days before Christmas. My first Christmas without my Dad—the best gift I could have been given. My Dad loved Jason’s music too, and was always proud a fellow Kentucky guy came to FC every year to sing. I love you Dad. Thinking about you all the time and I’ll never forget the legacy you left here, and I promise I’ll keep working hard every single day to build what you started for our family here in Georgia 😊.
Read more
In lieu of my typical “Transformation Tuesday” post, I’d like to take a moment to remember my father ...
Media Removed
In lieu of my typical “Transformation Tuesday” post, I’d like to take a moment to remember my father today. September 11th, 2018 marks the 11th year since his passing. Eleven years since I’ve seen my father’s smile. Eleven years since he cracked a joke. Eleven years since he imparted his wisdom ... In lieu of my typical “Transformation Tuesday” post, I’d like to take a moment to remember my father today. September 11th, 2018 marks the 11th year since his passing. Eleven years since I’ve seen my father’s smile. Eleven years since he cracked a joke. Eleven years since he imparted his wisdom and experience on me. Eleven years since I hugged my hero. I was a naïve teenager when he passed—a total extrovert who was somehow incapable of being myself. There’s no quicker way to be launched into adulthood than by the passing of a parent. While my mother taught me how to love, my father taught me how to live. He was humble, kind, giving, courageous, and loyal. He was like pure sunshine on the darkest of days. It’s incredibly difficult for me to look at this photo. How is it that both my father AND sister were taken from this world so early? There’s an ache in my heart that no person, no job, no therapist, and no puppy could ever fully heal. All I can do is get up every morning and live a life that would make my father proud. Dad: You are my hero. My rock. My inspiration. My guiding force. You are the greatest man I ever knew, and I miss you every single day. I hope and pray that you and Rachel are reunited and at peace together. Know that you will both remain alive in our hearts forever. I love you to the moon and back. ❤️🌙🌻🦋🐻🙏🏼 #dad #memorial #restinpeace #anniversary #imissyou #father #family #sisterbear #brotherbear #papabear #sept11th #fallriver #massachusetts
Read more
PROUD TO HAVE MY FATHERS NAME! <span class="emoji emoji2665"></span>️ Happy Birthday to my dad Victor Palomares! Unfortunately he passed ...
Media Removed
PROUD TO HAVE MY FATHERS NAME! ️ Happy Birthday to my dad Victor Palomares! Unfortunately he passed at 21 years old when I was in Elementary School and left this world missIng out on his uncanny humor, pencil art and sensitive heart! I know my dad loved me but I know he struggled loving himself ... PROUD TO HAVE MY FATHERS NAME! ♥️ Happy Birthday to my dad Victor Palomares! Unfortunately he passed at 21 years old when I was in Elementary School and left this world missIng out on his uncanny humor, pencil art and sensitive heart! I know my dad loved me but I know he struggled loving himself for his father passed when he was young too! He felt alone, different, out of place and battled bad habits to numb his pain. I have battled this too. It's why I do what I do now to help our youth because I don't wish anxiety and depression to anyone. I dont share this for you to feel sorry for me but I do share this because hopefully it helps somebody! 68% of Fatherless sons statistically spend one point of their life incarcerated. The numbers for suicide are alarming as well. I STRONGLY BELIEVE people in pain, depression and darkness would see a glimpse of light if they realized things dont just get better over night but do get better one day at a time. Unfortunately I dont think enough people take the time to boldly grab their friends and family they see numbing the pain or they just assume they have all the tools to get happy. We live in a World of "fake it till you make it" "suck it up" "boys don't cry" and "man up" which I think is b.s. Now dont get me wrong you must be strong but what if you don't know how to be strong? This is the #1 reason I am ambitiously obnoxious about my mental health mission daily and will forever be grateful for Personal Development, Positive Psychology, Mentorship and God. People you know and love are crying inside and WE MUST check in with them and remind them they matter, things get better and they can do it if the just "get better 1% each day focusing on progress not perfection". I WILL FOREVER TAKE A STAND for this, our youth, my friends, my family and all that cross my path. This is the best way to honor my dads life and all the others who have left this world too early without fulfilling their potential. I love you dad and forever will think of you and do my best to make you proud by meeting my potential! P.S if you read this and can relate never be ashamed to ASK FOR HELP. #happybirthday #mentalhealth #suicideawareness #love
Read more
Since I was a kid, I was always afraid of my dad. Never did I ever talk to him about the problems that ...
Media Removed
Since I was a kid, I was always afraid of my dad. Never did I ever talk to him about the problems that I kept inside, from getting bad grades in exams, to my mental health. I remember getting caned by my dad for getting a C in Mathematics when I was 12, and the scar is still visible even after almost ... Since I was a kid, I was always afraid of my dad. Never did I ever talk to him about the problems that I kept inside, from getting bad grades in exams, to my mental health. I remember getting caned by my dad for getting a C in Mathematics when I was 12, and the scar is still visible even after almost a decade had passed. I could say that I’m a mama’s boy. Whenever I felt sad or stressed, I always vent it out to my mom. When the time came for my family to send me off at the airport during my first visit to the UK, I thought I could brave myself to leave everyone and start to live independently far away from my home and my family. I gave a hug to everyone, from my grandparents, to my sisters, to my brother, and to my mum, I recalled that everyone cried when I was hugging them, but I wasn’t. “Alah sekejap je mama, pejam celik dah 3 tahun study UK”, I told my mom with a smile. However, as soon as my dad hugged me, I felt a huge emotional burst. That hug felt the warmest. “I’m proud of you, son.” he said to me as I burst out into tears.

That was the greatest blessing that he could ever gave me. A father can never express their love as easily like a mother. They kept everything inside themself and rarely show the love for their child.

Blood runs thicker than water. No matter what happens you will always be my only father.

Happy 42nd birthday papa, I love you.
Read more
PROUD TO HAVE MY FATHERS NAME! <span class="emoji emoji2665"></span>️ Happy Birthday to my dad Victor Palomares! Unfortunately he passed ...
Media Removed
PROUD TO HAVE MY FATHERS NAME! ️ Happy Birthday to my dad Victor Palomares! Unfortunately he passed at 21 years old when I was in Elementary School and left this world missIng out on his uncanny humor, pencil art and sensitive heart! I know my dad loved me but I know he struggled loving himself ... PROUD TO HAVE MY FATHERS NAME! ♥️ Happy Birthday to my dad Victor Palomares! Unfortunately he passed at 21 years old when I was in Elementary School and left this world missIng out on his uncanny humor, pencil art and sensitive heart! I know my dad loved me but I know he struggled loving himself for his father passed when he was young too! He felt alone, different, out of place and battled bad habits to numb his pain. I have battled this too. It's why I do what I do now to help our youth because I don't wish anxiety and depression to anyone. I dont share this for you to feel sorry for me but I do share this because hopefully it helps somebody! 68% of Fatherless sons statistically spend one point of their life incarcerated. The numbers for suicide are alarming as well. I STRONGLY BELIEVE people in pain, depression and darkness would see a glimpse of light if they realized things dont just get better over night but do get better one day at a time. Unfortunately I dont think enough people take the time to boldly grab their friends and family they see numbing the pain or they just assume they have all the tools to get happy. We live in a World of "fake it till you make it" "suck it up" "boys don't cry" and "man up" which I think is b.s. Now dont get me wrong you must be strong but what if you don't know how to be strong? This is the #1 reason I am ambitiously obnoxious about my mental health mission daily and will forever be grateful for Personal Development, Positive Psychology, Mentorship and God. People you know and love are crying inside and WE MUST check in with them and remind them they matter, things get better and they can do it if the just "get better 1% each day focusing on progress not perfection". I WILL FOREVER TAKE A STAND for this, our youth, my friends, my family and all that cross my path. This is the best way to honor my dads life and all the others who have left this world too early without fulfilling their potential. I love you dad and forever will think of you and do my best to make you proud by meeting my potential! P.S if you read this and can relate never be ashamed to ASK FOR HELP. #happybirthday #mentalhealth #suicideawareness #love
Read more
My Dad’s name is Villamor and one of his nicknames was Amor. I learned he was named after a famous Fighting ...
Media Removed
My Dad’s name is Villamor and one of his nicknames was Amor. I learned he was named after a famous Fighting Filipino pilot that served during WWII. My dad was exactly that, a fighter, during the brief time he was sick with leukemia. “On June 19, 2018 my father passed away due to complications ... My Dad’s name is Villamor and one of his nicknames was Amor. I learned he was named after a famous Fighting Filipino pilot that served during WWII. My dad was exactly that, a fighter, during the brief time he was sick with leukemia. “On June 19, 2018 my father passed away due to complications of chemo. Just 2 hours after his last breath, the oncologist came in to tell us that his bone marrow results were clean of cancer cells.” So he fought off cancer and won but it took everything he had and in tribute to my dad’s fight I drew a piece as shown posted. I love my Dad and everything that he stood and fought for and it was difficult first Thanksgiving as a family but like my dad; my mom, sister, and brother all got a lil fight in us to remain strong. I am thankful for my family & love them all!
Read more
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Today I am Thankful for many things and many people. The list is ...
Media Removed
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Today I am Thankful for many things and many people. The list is too long to type out, so I'm just gonna focus on one thing. My Father. We lost a very good man this year. A man who gave me everything he didn't have and more. I am thankful for a Father that I was able to ... Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Today I am Thankful for many things and many people. The list is too long to type out, so I'm just gonna focus on one thing. My Father. We lost a very good man this year. A man who gave me everything he didn't have and more. I am thankful for a Father that I was able to look up to. A Father who left a legacy that I will be proud to continue. A Father that sacrificed himself to give his family what he believed they deserved. I am thankful that I am a storyteller so that I may tell this man's stories for years to come. I am thankful for the family and friends I have that provided support when he passed. I am scared for what's to come. Terrified that I will live the rest of my life without him, but Thankful that he prepared me for the hardships that my future holds. He lives through everyone who remembers him. I am thankful for a Father like this. I love you Dad!
Read more
Today, I want to wish my father a Happy Birthday. He would have turned 72 years old. Furthermore, ...
Media Removed
Today, I want to wish my father a Happy Birthday. He would have turned 72 years old. Furthermore, it has been 7 years since he has passed away from colon cancer and joined the Imperials Heaven Chapter with family and friends. There is not a day that goes by remembering all the good times and priceless ... Today, I want to wish my father a Happy Birthday. He would have turned 72 years old. Furthermore, it has been 7 years since he has passed away from colon cancer and joined the Imperials Heaven Chapter with family and friends. There is not a day that goes by remembering all the good times and priceless memories we created and shared together. The stories, the wisdom, and the values that you taught me are treasures of life that I will never forget. I wish you here still here to shed light and give guidance to the Valadez Familia, especially those involved with selling "6th Street". This is sad news that breaks my heart. The passing of my father and the passing of 6th street. On the other hand, I will always remember my father and his legacy. I'm very proud and honored to carry on his mission and share to everyone, his accomplishments in both the Imperials Car Cub and lowrider history, the Gypsy Rose. I love you and miss you very much. Happy Birthday Dad.
Credit to Alberto Herrera @quality_art for creating this wonderful masterpiece of legends. To the left of my dad, his lowrider friend, Fernando Ruelas of Dukes Car Club. Featured at the Peterson Automotive Museum.
#jessevaladez #valadez #valadezfamilia #happybirthdaydad #gypsyrose #worldfamous #worldsmostfamouslowrider #imperialscc #imperialscarclub #lowridermovement #chicanomovement #dukes #dukescc #ruelasfamily
Read more
Happy Father’s Day Dad, I’ve Been Visiting You A Lot Lately At The Cemetery Just Sitting In Front ...
Media Removed
Happy Father’s Day Dad, I’ve Been Visiting You A Lot Lately At The Cemetery Just Sitting In Front Of Your Headstone And Talking With You For Hours. You Told Me Through It All To Keep Pushing And That The Reward Will Be SO Worth It In The End. Tomorrow When I Stop By I Wanna Bring You Your Glove And ... Happy Father’s Day Dad, I’ve Been Visiting You A Lot Lately At The Cemetery Just Sitting In Front Of Your Headstone And Talking With You For Hours. You Told Me Through It All To Keep Pushing And That The Reward Will Be SO Worth It In The End. Tomorrow When I Stop By I Wanna Bring You Your Glove And A Ball So We Can Play Some Catch When I Get Up There And You Can Pitch Me A Few. I Always Remember That Scene With Kevin Costner And His Father Who Had Passed Away In The Movie Field Of Dreams Who Comes Back From Heaven Just To Play Some Ball With His Son Cuz He Never Got The Chance. You Passed When I Was Barely 9 Months Old So It Saddens Me We Were Never Able To Do Any Father And Son Things Like That But We Will Make Up For Lost Time When I Get Up There Buddy, Me And Ma Talk And Think About You Every Day, Continue To Watch Over Us As Always Dad, I Know You Are So Proud Of Us And How Far We Have Came, Love You Always & Forever Pops. #HappyFathersDay #Dad #LoveAlways #RestInPeace #UntilWeMeetAgain #MyAngel #GuardianAngel #WallStreet #FerrisBuellersDayOff #FieldOfDreams #Baseball #ChicagoCubs #StartingPitcher #Medford #Massachusetts #MyHero #Blessed #Prayers #LoveYouDad #Family #FathersDay #Headstone #Boston #Cubs #MissYou
Read more
I can’t think of a better way to honor Grandma Betty than by sharing her quilts. She hand made and quilted ...
Media Removed
I can’t think of a better way to honor Grandma Betty than by sharing her quilts. She hand made and quilted by hand, at least one quilt each per family member. She made this one when I was small. So maybe 25 years ago? So much time and thought goes into a quilt. Especially when stitched by hand. Such ... I can’t think of a better way to honor Grandma Betty than by sharing her quilts. She hand made and quilted by hand, at least one quilt each per family member. She made this one when I was small. So maybe 25 years ago? So much time and thought goes into a quilt. Especially when stitched by hand. Such patience and care. One of the best things I can say about her is that I didn’t even know we weren’t related by blood until I was in college. No idea! I didn’t put it all together until then. She treated me no different than the rest of the family. She married my dad’s father after his wife passed away from cancer leaving two toddlers. She promptly quit her job and raised them as her own. And this after raising her 5 children.... on her own and becoming a nurse!!! People who are no stranger to hardship and sustained by the grace of God know how to love and serve in a way that others do not. Here’s to Grandma Betty! I’ll share more quilts this week. Family, Let’s all share our quilts! #grandmabettyquilts
Read more
Hello Friends and Family, on February 9th my dad passed away and we are trying to give him a proper ...
Media Removed
Hello Friends and Family, on February 9th my dad passed away and we are trying to give him a proper burial. Whatever u can assist with is very much appreciated. Thank you for your prayers and condolences. ~The Boyd Family~ #gofundme #family #father please click the link in the bio #donate Hello Friends and Family, on February 9th my dad passed away and we are trying to give him a proper burial. Whatever u can assist with is very much appreciated. Thank you for your prayers and condolences. ~The Boyd Family~ #gofundme #family #father please click the link in the bio #donate
this was sent just now from mom taken earlier today from the top of my apartment building i grew up ...
Media Removed
this was sent just now from mom taken earlier today from the top of my apartment building i grew up in in forest hills, queens. today was the last day she’ll ever step foot in apartment 510. this is a very surreal moment for me because it represents so much more than just leaving a building. with ... this was sent just now from mom taken earlier today from the top of my apartment building i grew up in in forest hills, queens. today was the last day she’ll ever step foot in apartment 510. this is a very surreal moment for me because it represents so much more than just leaving a building.
with cracked panel walls, broken tile floors, dim lights and shattered mirrors the apartment was a representation of my upbringing. my story started out with no dad, family addictions running wild, a hopeless hunt for identity, bitterness passed down from one to another, fear, temporary fixes, lies, and much more. but God. Jesus saved me 11 years ago and has been rebuilding my apartment ever since; not only my life but the life of my family. my story looked like it was supposed to stop there and become another statistic. but God. God knew the plans he had for me and my family long before we were ever in pain. he knew he would use it all for our good and the good of many others. he was and still is writing a beautiful story. we have been made whole in Christ. addictions have lost their grip, identity has been found secure in him and God has become our Heavenly Father. my family, generations before and after will never have to go through what we went through up to this point because of Jesus. the curse of sin, death, hell, addictions, and darkness has been broken and we will live in his light. no matter what you’ve been through, there is hope. his name is Jesus. you can trust him, you can trust his timing.
Read more
Reflecting. And the flu. An emotive combo. I still cry - like I am now - when I think of my dad, George, ...
Media Removed
Reflecting. And the flu. An emotive combo. I still cry - like I am now - when I think of my dad, George, who died, 14 years ago today, August 13. I can’t believe it, 14 years ago. A Czech immigrant who instilled a work ethic in me and my brothers. George (Jiri) essentially left his entire life ... Reflecting. And the flu. An emotive combo.
I still cry - like I am now - when I think of my dad, George, who died, 14 years ago today, August 13. I can’t believe it, 14 years ago.
A Czech immigrant who instilled a work ethic in me and my brothers.
George (Jiri) essentially left his entire life and arrived in Australia with nothing. He ended up running Tabou in Kings Cross. The stories!
He didn’t want to be part of the Czech army, so he went to London before he & a few of his fellow Czechs like Vlad Podpera (who ran the Sundeck in Perisher in the 70s/80s) ended up in Australia.
My dad met my mum, Dorothy here - & each year she still goes down to Vaucluse - our favourite place when we were growing up - to think and reflect quietly.
Mum looked after him up until the very end. She is a saint.
Sure, they had their ups and downs, as all couples do. But she was his rock, particularly when it came towards the end.
I often think what it was like to move from the relative calm & beautiful life just outside of Prague & to be thrust into war. He survived the bombing of Dresden.
But was not allowed to return to the then Czechoslovakia until it became a republic. I know that saddened him, but he did see his mum who he bought out to Australia and he and I visited his since passed sister together in Prague many years ago.
We didn’t have much - but we actually did – we had our ‘home’ - our government housing home that was full of action and football classes and ballet lessons.
I’m sure he is up there somewhere having a cheeky ciggie and a drink. The night before he died - it was a Thursday - I went to see him and we held hands and he looked into my eyes. ‘Good night my darling, I love you.’ He knew. He just knew his time was near.
Dad. George.
He died on a Friday, the 13th.
The papa who called me ‘my little on-e-on’ head (I had a round face so he thought it looked like an onion). Shame there’s no onion emoji.
We always remember people we genuinely love, at some time, everyday. I know I do.
I love you. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
(Quite an arty, beautifully angled shot mum, for those days!) 💫📷
#life #love #death #family #father #daughter
Read more
First off I'm not really the type to put my family out there or my personal life and I know all of you ...
Media Removed
First off I'm not really the type to put my family out there or my personal life and I know all of you don't know me or the people who I went to school with don't know me just know of me and honestly I never really had friends or a friend I kinda just followed or did my own thing and sat by my self at school ... First off I'm not really the type to put my family out there or my personal life and I know all of you don't know me or the people who I went to school with don't know me just know of me and honestly I never really had friends or a friend I kinda just followed or did my own thing and sat by my self at school sometimes and I was okay with that i didn't care what people thought of me when my mom passed away things were so hard for me and honestly no one understands but quick to say I'll be there for you and no one really has and it sucks I didn't know what to do at 17 my mom was everything raising 4 boys on her own for awhile being a father figure too yes I have a step dad but its not the same I never once gotten advice from him in fact I never even had a serious conversation with him and that's crazy cause he has been in my life for a long time and for my brothers and sisters we never really talked about our feelings or had a serious conversation we just say we miss mom my sisters are just so young and I really don't know what they feel and it sucks its been 2 years since my moms passing I haven't really talked to anyone about it cause honestly I have no one like fr and I guess some people smoke or drink to get away but honestly I never done any of that I delt with my pain and the long sleepless nights and I honestly just wish I had someone by my side through it all but I cried alone stayed up alone , alone through it all honestly I was mamas boy and I didn't care what people said wasn't afraid to admit it I loved her so much and when I lost her I felt broken and lost and I still do once you lose your mother you'll see what love is all about it truly opens your eyes matures you may not understand now but you will when time comes its the worst feeling In the world so appreciate your mom your dad family whoever cause they won't be here forever and well as for the dating part and why I havent had my first girlfriend is cause I just feel to mature I don't wanna waste time or get hurt I do take things serious kinda sucks cause I lost out on school events still haven't been on a date just on so much things life hasn't been easy for me just 😔 thank you if you read it
Read more
This is not what I wanted to be posting today! But for all my wonderful family and kind friends of the ...
Media Removed
This is not what I wanted to be posting today! But for all my wonderful family and kind friends of the family it's been a very sad day! Hedley Allen Wincer aged 95 passed away very peacefully in the early hours with his family by his side. To reach 95 years of age is truly amazing! He achieved many ... This is not what I wanted to be posting today! But for all my wonderful family and kind friends of the family it's been a very sad day!
Hedley Allen Wincer aged 95 passed away very peacefully in the early hours with his family by his side.
To reach 95 years of age is truly amazing! He achieved many great things in his lifetime and loved his family dearly!
We will all miss you Dad, Rest in peace. Xxxx #dad #daddy #father #grandfather #greatgrandfather #godfather #uncle #brother
Read more
I will never forget this client. A true Jersey girl, a 3 time cancer survivor, and hair dresser. She ...
Media Removed
I will never forget this client. A true Jersey girl, a 3 time cancer survivor, and hair dresser. She was my hero for some of y'all may know, I come from a barber family. My dad cut hair for 20 plus years and he met my mother while they were both in barber college. My dad's father was the owner of that ... I will never forget this client. A true Jersey girl, a 3 time cancer survivor, and hair dresser. She was my hero for some of y'all may know, I come from a barber family. My dad cut hair for 20 plus years and he met my mother while they were both in barber college. My dad's father was the owner of that college. Both my father and his dad passed away not too long ago from cancer. My mother just survived it. Needless to say, this woman is an inspiration and it was an honor to tattoo this piece. Thank you to where ever you are! I did this piece while I was at the Philadelphia Tattoo convention.
Read more
With a heavy heart that I write this post. My grandfather Papa, Richard Nye, passed away this morning. ...
Media Removed
With a heavy heart that I write this post. My grandfather Papa, Richard Nye, passed away this morning. He went peacefully while praying with his preacher and went to sleep. He had been sick the last couple of weeks battling one thing after another. I feel blessed that I was able to come to his ... With a heavy heart that I write this post. My grandfather Papa, Richard Nye, passed away this morning. He went peacefully while praying with his preacher and went to sleep.

He had been sick the last couple of weeks battling one thing after another. I feel blessed that I was able to come to his aid and spend a week with him while he tried to battle multiple sicknesses. I’m also so grateful for all the support I have gotten from my friends, co-workers, and family to make that travel possible.

My father has suffered a great loss today but was also gifted with the ability to be there in Texas and provide all the support his dad and mom needed during this unimaginable 2 weeks.

While this experience feels tragic in this moment our grieving is the ultimate expression of how much we loved our grandfather, dad, husband, father-in law, and brother-in law.

He was a self-made man who conquered the business world. His success has setup the foundation for our family and brought success to the two following generations. But he wasn’t just successful in business but in loving and cherishing all the relationships in his life. His laugh was contagious and I’ll never forgot the warmth of his voice and how I could listen to him talk for hours. He was so intelligent and never lost his cleverness. He had a special bond with all animals and was a pet whisperer.

All in all he made the world a better place which is why I/our family admired him so much. He lived a full glorious life and I’m so proud to be his granddaughter and that I was lucky enough to spend the last 30 years of my life with a mentor like Papa by my side as I have navigated through life.

You will be greatly missed by all who knew you. I will honor your memory and carry out the life lessons you have taught me throughout the rest of my life. Thank you for being my grandfather. RIP Papa.
Read more
This charcoal drawing was done by my paternal grandfather Tilley. Sounds kind of normal, until ...
Media Removed
This charcoal drawing was done by my paternal grandfather Tilley. Sounds kind of normal, until I tell you that I didn’t know he was my grandfather until two months ago. let’s get weird My sister gifted both of my parents @familytreedna tests for Christmas to learn more about our heritage. ... This charcoal drawing was done by my paternal grandfather Tilley. Sounds kind of normal, until I tell you that I didn’t know he was my grandfather until two months ago. ✨ let’s get weird ✨ My sister gifted both of my parents @familytreedna tests for Christmas to learn more about our heritage. The results came back seemingly what we expected until my dad’s closest relative (a half-brother level match) was listed as someone no one in my immediate family had ever met, known, or heard of. To keep a messy story short and sweet, the grandfather I grew up knowing, had raised my father knowing he was someone else’s child - which is mighty admirable. Secrets were kept for 50 years or so until this moment. I have a new uncle and aunt and nine new cousins scattered across the country. My dad’s new half brother has already flown from California to Virginia so they could meet in person. Sadly, both my dad’s father and paternal father have passed, but it’s been incredible to discover more and more about the Tilley side of our family. 😌
Read more
This picture does not give the moon justice tonight. The moon symbolizes something unique for me, ...
Media Removed
This picture does not give the moon justice tonight. The moon symbolizes something unique for me, My dad. He passed just over two years ago now, and I told my son that Papa went to the moon that night. So when we look up at the sky we can see him peering down. I was not being a good person then and living ... This picture does not give the moon justice tonight. The moon symbolizes something unique for me, My dad. He passed just over two years ago now, and I told my son that Papa went to the moon that night. So when we look up at the sky we can see him peering down. I was not being a good person then and living lies. Im no better now then I was then. My dad was not perfect but he provided for our family, worked hard and was a family man. He would say to me tonight are you doing what you want, following your path, being a good father, mentor, teacher,being the man I taught you to be....
#workhardstayhumble #betterfamily #betterperson #governorbrimhall #beabetterversionofyourself #betterman #fullmoon #rehabformysoul #constatlygrowing #improvingmyself #strongerthanyesterday #stopbeingafraid #commitment #lostbutnotforgotten #stillteachingmeAhole
Read more
 #realfathertutorial and #paparazziparentingpointsystem — along with #professoruhuru —& #koldkutz_dungeon ...
Media Removed
#realfathertutorial and #paparazziparentingpointsystem — along with #professoruhuru —& #koldkutz_dungeon has always been alive —-So i missed out on a year — but my work over the years i was there is concrete — #realfathertutorial ---- My father and step father were both victims to the ... #realfathertutorial and #paparazziparentingpointsystem — along with #professoruhuru —& #koldkutz_dungeon has always been alive —-So i missed out on a year — but my work over the years i was there is concrete — #realfathertutorial ---- My father and step father were both victims to the street lives they lived and they say if you live by the gun you die by the gun -- I was on the same path and decided to alter that -- and when my kids came I said to myself I want them to be better than me and I am gonna give my life for that purpose -- my dads passed when I was a young teen so I got to soak them up but they wasn't there when I ventured in the streets that they left for me -- no one can tell me nothing about the streets I lived it but that's the past it means nothing now I can only share and help with my knowledge----- #paparazziparentingpointsystem #paparazziparentingpointsystem is working is more efficient my kids have become use to it so I don't show it much they understand what they have to do to earn something -- if you need pointers I'm not hard to reach we all can learn from each other --it's not many #real #fathers much less real men these days -- so it's harder for kids to get the proper #guidance and with people being so lazy they just hand their kids gadgets instead of #instructions--- we all need leisure toys #videogames etc and my kids have that -- but they need A balance of everything else -- and way world is going we are gonna need all the men to stand up and take care of their #responbilities instead of worrying so much about #sneakers and #cars --my first goals were owning a house and business -- now I want land -- I want my kids to own which they already own the #koldkutz_dungeon -- I want them to get a feel for it all and be prepared for what's out there don't you -- it just take two words #effort and #sacrifice --- #father #dad #fathersday #family #kids #love
Read more
Welcome to Brenda's bio - Full name: Brenda Jasmin Santana - Gender: female - Age: Depends on ...
Media Removed
Welcome to Brenda's bio - Full name: Brenda Jasmin Santana - Gender: female - Age: Depends on the roleplay;17-19 - Sexuality: straight - Birthday: November 10 - Family: her mom passed away but she lives with her father and stepmother but the stepmother hates her - Allergies: ... Welcome to Brenda's bio
-
Full name: Brenda Jasmin Santana -
Gender: female -
Age: Depends on the roleplay;17-19
-
Sexuality: straight -
Birthday: November 10
-
Family: her mom passed away but she lives with her father and stepmother but the stepmother hates her
-
Allergies: none
-
Piercings: none
-
Tattoos: none -
Scars: none
-
Likes: helping other people, singing, bands, and having fun -
Dislikes: bullies, abuse, alcoholic people, and seeing other people cry
-
Turn ons: find out -
Turn offs: find out -
Personality: nice, funny, cheerful, and helpful -
Back story: her mother died in a car accident when she was just three but her dad remarried after a few years and her stepmother hates her because she thinks she will get in the way of her relationship -
Relationship:
Rp1:single
Rp2:single
Rp3:single -
Want to be friends? Comment down below! -
#openrp #singlerp #openrpforguys
Read more
What a moment. A few months back, my family decided to fly to the Dominican Republic to surprise ...
Media Removed
What a moment. A few months back, my family decided to fly to the Dominican Republic to surprise my Abuelo (Papá) on his 80th birthday. Throughout his life, Papá has been able to beat all odds to become a professional accountant and pushed towards creating a family with the best education ... What a moment.
A few months back, my family decided to fly to the Dominican Republic to surprise my Abuelo (Papá) on his 80th birthday. 🎉 Throughout his life, Papá has been able to beat all odds to become a professional accountant and pushed towards creating a family with the best education available.
Now think about this for a second.
An undeveloped country in the 60s, 70s, 80s. Think about the daily grind people went through to bring food to the table. He came from nothing and through that hard work mentality, he was able to become an accountant for the town’s biggest factory.
He climbed up “the ladder” and was able to take my dad and his siblings to the top university of the country.
That hard work mentality and the love for the family was the Olympic torch that was passed down to my father and man, he ran far with it.
Everything I am is because of these giants.
Gracias por todo, Papá!

A celebrar 80 más. Jaja.
Read more
My heart is broken to say that my step dad Winston has passed to be home with the Lord on Monday August ...
Media Removed
My heart is broken to say that my step dad Winston has passed to be home with the Lord on Monday August 27th. This week has been a shock and the toughest week of my life especially for my dear sweet mother Marie. Winston was such an amazing man of God and such an example of what following the Lord looks ... My heart is broken to say that my step dad Winston has passed to be home with the Lord on Monday August 27th. This week has been a shock and the toughest week of my life especially for my dear sweet mother Marie. Winston was such an amazing man of God and such an example of what following the Lord looks like. Selfless, caring, loving, thoughtful, kind, and all the above. Winston came into our lives 3 years ago and brought so much joy and happiness to our family especially my mom. She always spoke about how there’s no man in this world that could love her the way Winston loves her and how he always made her laugh. Memories of times with him and His love will always remain in our hearts forever. We are mourning but at peace to know you are in the presence of the father. Love you Dad ❤️❤️
Read more
Today would have been his 61st birthday!! I cant believe it's been almost 9 months since my dad passed ...
Media Removed
Today would have been his 61st birthday!! I cant believe it's been almost 9 months since my dad passed away.. it seems like time is going by so fast but standing still at the same time --- ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Time is a gift and when you lose someone ... Today would have been his 61st birthday!! I cant believe it's been almost 9 months since my dad passed away.. it seems like time is going by so fast but standing still at the same time ---
••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Time is a gift and when you lose someone you realize how special that gift really is. You realize how much of that gift you've wasted on things that dont really matter and people that really didnt appreciate it. You wonder how much of that gift you have left and you realize the importance of spending as much of that gift with the people that make your world a better place!
••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• I cry over losing him some days but most days I think about the great life he's given me - so, my smile and the laughs outweigh my tears! Today I celebrate the many memories I have of him. He was a funny, tell it like it is, genius of a man. He was my Google, Alexa and Siri before they existed.. like a human Encyclopedia.. He knew something about EVERYTHING!! Josh is so much like him!!! ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• He often introduced himself to people as "Latice Crawfords father"... He was so proud of me and to be my dad... it became a running joke in the family... I will continue to do the things that I know would have made him proud with the time that I have left.. I miss him so much but he will live in my heart forever!!! Until we meet again.. #RIP #Daddy #HappyBirthday ❤
Read more
One year ago today God took my hero and best man home. On March 10, 1980 that same wonderful God put ...
Media Removed
One year ago today God took my hero and best man home. On March 10, 1980 that same wonderful God put that best man into my life on the day I was born. Dad took that sometimes tough assignment and aced it. He held my hand until I could walk and then he faithfully stood by my side through every moment ... One year ago today God took my hero and best man home. On March 10, 1980 that same wonderful God put that best man into my life on the day I was born. Dad took that sometimes tough assignment and aced it. He held my hand until I could walk and then he faithfully stood by my side through every moment good or bad until, with joy, he passed the best friend baton to Heather. My hero always had my back and gave me a glimpse of the faithfulness of the Heavenly Father he adored. Thank you dad for showing me what a Godly father truly is and Who that father should reflect. I still don’t understand fully why and my heart has a big hole, but I trust the One who decided that this lucky guy should have you as a father and role model for 37 wonderful years that I would not trade for anything. So often I see your grandson Michael and I wish he could know the man he was named after, the man who his daddy longs to be with and like. You would love him dad and I pray he grows to be a man of God with a heart for people like you dad (Jubilee too and their parents too). Today I am homesick and longing for the day until I can hug you again, but until then I’ll run my race as you dad and strive to #belikemike. I miss you so so much dad and yet am so glad you are home and made new.

I think this song sums up dad’s life and what his legacy is now that his life on earth is done – he loved his family (you are part of that family and he loved you dearly), he was a faithful friend to so many, and he lived daily to know and tell of God’s own Son. Oh how he longed to see his Savior’s face especially in those last days and I can only imagine the joy he experienced when he heard “well done.” He would want you to remember the truth of Jesus’ love no matter what you are facing today (joy, loss, or pain) and get out there, love dearly, and serve others well. Take a listen, cry, rejoice, and go and do likewise. It’s worth it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6CNeQDBcs8
Read more
So happy to see my big bro Frankie yesterday. Frankie and his father changed El Centro for the better ...
Media Removed
So happy to see my big bro Frankie yesterday. Frankie and his father changed El Centro for the better forever. All started back in the day with Frankie's Arcade at Ocotillo Plaza. They ended up moving to downtown EC and transformed it into the "Twilight" which became ECs first full on head shop, ... So happy to see my big bro Frankie yesterday. Frankie and his father changed El Centro for the better forever. All started back in the day with Frankie's Arcade at Ocotillo Plaza. They ended up moving to downtown EC and transformed it into the "Twilight" which became ECs first full on head shop, carrying black light posters, stone pipes, vintage records/clothing etc etc. I spent many days and nights digging thru old records and knick knacks all the while asking Frankie every question about everything I could. He was always down to show me the way and give me work, if it wasnt for Frankie and his pops I dont know who Id be today. Frankie has been there to lift me up at my lowest and proudly encouraged me at my highest. Ill always honor Frankie's dad and never forget the "safe place" he and his family gave us to grow comfortably at and help find ourselves. I didnt quite know what to do when my dad passed but one of the first things I thought of is when Mr Lara transcended and how crushed Frankie was, life can change so drastically in one moment. I knew I had to go back home for awhile, thankful to be here healing up and becoming better than ever. Thanks Twilight, thank u Mr. Lara, RIP:. #WalksIntoTheTwilight #ImOnMyWayHome #ElCentro #ImperialValley #ValleImperial #FrankiesArcade #Twilight #records #wax #vinyl #SmokeShop #HeadShop #OG
Read more
Biricik BABAM<span class="emoji emoji1f496"></span>Benim arkadasim gibiydi<span class="emoji emoji1f44d"></span> 8 yildir onsuzum<span class="emoji emoji1f614"></span> Ataturk sevdalisi babam her zaman TSK'nin ...
Media Removed
Biricik BABAMBenim arkadasim gibiydi 8 yildir onsuzum Ataturk sevdalisi babam her zaman TSK'nin bir subayi oldugu icin gurur duyardi. 30Agus.da 29 Ekimdeki torenlerde mezun oldugu Kara Harp Okulu uygun adim gecerken ve bayragimizi gordugunde gozleri dolar, 23Nisan, 19 Mayis, ... Biricik BABAM💖Benim arkadasim gibiydi👍 8 yildir onsuzum😔 Ataturk sevdalisi babam her zaman TSK'nin bir subayi oldugu icin gurur duyardi. 30Agus.da 29 Ekimdeki torenlerde mezun oldugu Kara Harp Okulu uygun adim gecerken ve bayragimizi gordugunde gozleri dolar, 23Nisan, 19 Mayis, 30 Agus, 29 Ekimlerde mutlaka kocaman bayragini asardi Vefat ettiginde o bayrak tabutuna sarildi. Babasi Generaldi (ben hic gormedm) Orta okulu Alman Lisesi'nde bitirip Kuleli Askeri Lisesi'ne gecmis. Oradan da Kara Harp Okulu'na.
Guzel yasadi babacigim. Kendinden 11 ay sonra vefat eden, âşik oldugu annemle yurt icinde yurt disinda pek cok seyahatlere gittiler. Kari-koca cekismeli Tavla maclari yaparlardi. OK oynamayi, kitap okumayi, bilmece cozmeyi, tatli yemeyi, annemle gezmeyi, bahceyle ugrasmayi, market alisverislerini yapmayi severdi.
Şansliydim.
Uzun yillar "babali" yasadim. Babacigim tiyatro oyunlarmi seyretti, kitaplarimi okudu, konserlerime geldi, sarkilarimi dinledi. Altin Plak Odulleri kazandigim torenlere katildi. Evliliklerimi/dugunlerimi gordu. 2 damadini da cok sevdi. O benim hem babam, hem de en yakin arkadasim, sirdasim oldu.
O da şansliydi. 92 yasinda vefat ettigi ana kadar akli basindaydi. Hasta yataklarina bagimli kalmadi. Gezip dolasir, Harbiye Ordu Evi'nde tras olur, annemle birlikte Ordu evlerine, Namli Kebap'a ve Bebek'deki "Le Siren"e yemege giderlerdi.
Seni cok ozluyorum biricik canim babam♥ Asik oldugun anecigim sen gittikten 11 ay sonra sana geldi. Huzur icinde olun🙏 Allah rahmetini bol eylesin🙏 Her okudugum dua, okunan ezanlar, baskalarinin dualari hep sana/size ulassin🙏Amin🙏🖤 MY HANDSOME DEAREST DAD passed away 8 years before. He was so good as a father, he was like a friend to me. He'd always been proud of being a member of the Turkish Army as a Colonel. He was in love with my mom till the day he died. He lived a good happy life as a son of a General, a husband of my beautiful mom and a father of a famous succesfull daughter, me. He educated in Germen School and in Army High School. Rest in peace my beloved dad🙏 Amen⚘🖤
#baba #fatherlove #allahrahmeteylesi̇n #ripfather #missyoudad #fusunonalfollowers #fatherdaughterphotos #family❤️ #füsunönal
Read more
Y’all , My Daddy /Pops/ Father aka BigHead <span class="emoji emoji1f606"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f60d"></span>edited this picture of me and texted it to me this morning🌤<span class="emoji emoji2600"></span>️. ...
Media Removed
Y’all , My Daddy /Pops/ Father aka BigHead edited this picture of me and texted it to me this morning🌤️. I think it’s pretty cool, dope and expressive in several ways. He doesn’t have an Instagram (yet ) so I cant tag him ! He’s a truck driver (25years+ and counting and we have birthdays ... Y’all , My Daddy /Pops/ Father aka BigHead 😆😍edited this picture of me and texted it to me this morning🌤☀️. I think it’s pretty cool, dope and expressive in several ways. He doesn’t have an Instagram (yet ☝️😂) so I cant tag him ! He’s a truck driver (25years+ and counting and we have birthdays 2 days apart ! There’s not a thing he can’t build, fix, or master.. and much of his artistic gifts was passed down to myself and other 3 siblings ( @officialgfortner @gechicluxewear @da_dabb_daddy__ @bria_fortner) and even this new editing passion he’s gotten, he’s been practicing on other images sharing them in group text with myself and my mommy and siblings ...But I made sure I let my father🤴🏾 know how much this REAAAAALLY MEANT to me and how significant it is and that I’d share on my social sites ! Pretty dope if I must say so myself ! Thanks again Pops 👨🏾‍💻👩🏽‍🎨🎨🤴🏾🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥😍🦁 #Queen #Reina #ShateraJanay #WCW #MyFatherEditedThis #HesACreativeToo #MacBookPro #BirthdayGift #Motivation #Family #My #Father #My #dad #my #king #WhenYourParentsSeeYouTheWayGODMadeYou #Ruler #Dominion #Strong #One #Black #Gold #Red #Golden #Photograph #LOVE #this #Thanks #Again #Pops 🔥🔥🔥🔥🤴🏾👨🏾‍💻 FOLLOW @pushpasteverything | www.pushpasteverything.com
Read more
Today is always a bit of a tough day. My father passed away 13 years ago today. I got married and lost ...
Media Removed
Today is always a bit of a tough day. My father passed away 13 years ago today. I got married and lost my father in the same year. Thankful for everything he showed me about family and being a dad. I love photo because it is one of the last ones I have of him healthy. Today is always a bit of a tough day. My father passed away 13 years ago today. I got married and lost my father in the same year. Thankful for everything he showed me about family and being a dad. I love photo because it is one of the last ones I have of him healthy.
Senator of the United States, John McCain passes away at 81 . The veteran U.S. Senator, whose most ...
Media Removed
Senator of the United States, John McCain passes away at 81 . The veteran U.S. Senator, whose most recent indelible mark was made with the silent downturn of his thumb on the Senate floor to signal his refusal to help repeal the Affordable Care Act, has died. He was 81 and had been battling ... Senator of the United States, John McCain passes away at 81
.
The veteran U.S. Senator, whose most recent indelible mark was made with the silent downturn of his thumb on the Senate floor to signal his refusal to help repeal the Affordable Care Act, has died. He was 81 and had been battling brain cancer.
.
"Senator John Sidney McCain III died at 4:28pm on August 25, 2018," a statement from McCain's office reads. "With the Senator when he passed were his wife Cindy and their family. At his death, he had served the United States of America faithfully for sixty years."
.
Daughter Meghan McCain also confirmed the heartbreaking news on Saturday evening. "My father, United States Senator John Sidney McCain iii departed this life today," her statement, posted on Twitter, began. "I was with my father at his end, as he was with me at my beginning. In the The thirty-three years we shared together, he raised me, taught me, corrected me, comforted me, encouraged me, and supported me in all things. He loved me, and I love him. He taught me how to live. His love and his care, ever present, always unfailing, took me from a girl to a woman- and he showed me what it is to be a man."
.
"All that I am is thanks to him. Now that he is gone, the task of my lifetime is to live up to his example, his expectations, and his love," she continued. "My fathers passing comes with sorrow and grief for me, for my mother, for my brothers, and for my sisters. He was a great fire who burned bright, and we lived in his light and warmth for so very long. We know that his flame loves on, in each of us. The days and years to come will not be the same without my dad- but they will be good days, filled with life and love, because of the example he lived for us."
Read more
Tengo un amigo personal que su padre acaba de adelantarse al cielo. Y esto me recuerda que la vida ...
Media Removed
Tengo un amigo personal que su padre acaba de adelantarse al cielo. Y esto me recuerda que la vida es frágil. Hoy estamos aquí y mañana no sabemos. Esto no es motivo de tener miedo de que va pasar mañana. Pero si es un recordatorio de que hay que vivir la vida al máximo. Ama a Dios y ama al prójimo. ... Tengo un amigo personal que su padre acaba de adelantarse al cielo. Y esto me recuerda que la vida es frágil. Hoy estamos aquí y mañana no sabemos. Esto no es motivo de tener miedo de que va pasar mañana. Pero si es un recordatorio de que hay que vivir la vida al máximo. Ama a Dios y ama al prójimo. Aprovecha cada minuto con tu familia y no dejes que las diferencias los dividan. Camina en tú propósito y haz la diferencia. Haz al Dios invisible visible.

Aquí algunas fotos con mi padre y mi hijo recientemente en un tiempo que tuve la oportunidad de compartir con el. Le doy gracias a Dios por mi papá! Un gran líder y un mentor! Estoy orgulloso de ti! Te amo!
#visible
I have a personal friend that his father passed away. This situation reminds me that life is fragile. Today we are here but tomorrow is not promised. This is not a reason to be afraid. But if it is a reminder that you have to live life to the fullest. Love God and love people. Take advantage of every minute with your family and do not let the differences divide them. Walk in your purpose and make a difference. Make the invisible God visible.

Here some photos with my father and my son recently. I thank God for my dad! A great leader and a mentor! I'm proud of you! I love you!
#visible
Read more
I visited my grandfather’s grave today. Sadly, I never met him, as he disappeared when my father ...
Media Removed
I visited my grandfather’s grave today. Sadly, I never met him, as he disappeared when my father was 3. My grandfather worked for the British Navy until he was stationed in Australia. He was on HMS Victory then HMAS Sydney. My family in England was set to move to Australia to be with him, then ... I visited my grandfather’s grave today. Sadly, I never met him, as he disappeared when my father was 3. My grandfather worked for the British Navy until he was stationed in Australia. He was on HMS Victory then HMAS Sydney. My family in England was set to move to Australia to be with him, then one day, poof, he was gone. The Navy came knocking on my grandmother’s door asking if she knew where her husband was - she had the same question for them! He was never to be seen or heard from again. My Dad’s whole life was a fruitless quest for his father. Dad passed away before there were ever any answers unfortunately. I picked up where he left off and with the advent of the internet I’d search for my grandfather periodically. Nothing. Then while in Australia on Pink’s 2009 Funhouse Tour I figured I’d give it another shot. I Googled his name and up popped a bulletin from someone “looking for family of Malcolm Vaughan Gardner. Born in Woking, England, son of.....” We had to be talking about the same guy! This person was his daughter, Frances - an aunt I never knew I had. She never knew we existed either until he was on his deathbed and confessed that he had had a family in England. Turns out that when he deserted he went up to the Cairns area and was hiding out on the sugar cane farms. So that’s where he’d been ALL ALONG!! After he passed, Frances made it her life’s mission to find her Gardner Family. It took her 20 years, but thanks to the internet we cracked the code. In 2013 I finally got to visit where he’d been hiding out all those years. Frances showed me the various houses he lived in, the pub he drank at, where he’s buried...It’s all still very surreal. These last few days I got to visit more places he frequented in North Queensland - lakes and mountains, country roads and rainforest. Today I sat at his grave and continued to ponder the mystery - what was he hiding from?! We may never find out. But either way I’m glad to have solved at least part of the mystery and have gained a wonderful family in Australia. Thx for a special week @francesgardner7410 ❤️P.S. F added the headstone only after she found us, “promise kept” to her dad. My grandmother’s name was “Joy”
Read more
 #Yetiwon. Family is EVERYTHING! We took this picture in Dubai 2weeks ago. My Father worked at the ...
Media Removed
#Yetiwon. Family is EVERYTHING! We took this picture in Dubai 2weeks ago. My Father worked at the Central Bank of Nigeria where he was a Director. I grew up in Sierra Leone where my Father was a Diplomat and worked with the West African Clearing House (WACH). I went to International School ... #Yetiwon. Family is EVERYTHING! We took this picture in Dubai 2weeks ago.
My Father worked at the Central Bank of Nigeria where he was a Director. I grew up in Sierra Leone where my Father was a Diplomat and worked with the West African Clearing House (WACH). I went to International School Sierra Leone and Lebanese school Sierra Leone
.
It was all fine and dandy till the Civil war for diamonds started. As diplomats we were not safe so we had to return back to Nigeria. Moved back lived my whole life in Ikoyi till the hustle of boarding school and adult life😂.
.
My father schooled at Yale, he had a PHD and he had so many degrees that when he passed they couldn't mention everything at the funeral. He was a successful man. Sucessful career wise, successful family wise.
.
.
He knew everything. When I was doing my Masters at Kings College London, and I had this very difficult Climate Model to build in excel using Formulars (Super complex stuff), he sat on his sick bed at the hospital with a view facing the Tower of London and the River Thames and explained it all to me. #yetiwon
.
How one man can develop such a generation is outstanding. These are the women of the Akinnifesi generation. My Mum, My sisters and their kids. The Men are not in this pic tho. My two brothers and my sister's husbands. Most importantly my Dad, who passed 4 years ago.
.
Please when is Fathers day? Is there Sister's day? I am missing my Dad. I hate the fact that my Dad could not be in this picture. Love you Dad. Rest in peace 😗😗 #Yetiwon #Fathersday #Father #NigerianDad #NigerianFamilies #Dubai #familypotrait #FamilypotraitDubai cc @iamwomanafrica
Read more
My dad never visited Italy where his parents migrated from. He understood Italian but never spoke ...
Media Removed
My dad never visited Italy where his parents migrated from. He understood Italian but never spoke it.⠀ ⠀ However, he had a lot of typical habits. Eating fruit with a knife, enjoying sweets for breakfast, drinking espresso, and he even had a tattoo of the the Italian boot on his arm honoring ... My dad never visited Italy where his parents migrated from. He understood Italian but never spoke it.⠀

However, he had a lot of typical 🇮🇹 habits. Eating fruit with a knife, enjoying sweets for breakfast, drinking espresso, and he even had a tattoo of the the Italian boot on his arm honoring his homeland.⠀

I don’t think my father understood why he had these habits as he never visited Italia. He probably thought they were normal since he learned from his parents. ⠀

However, living and traveling in Italy myself all these years I learned over time this is where he picked up on these habits. And it’s just a shame that he never saw it first hand. In fact he missed out on a lot of his life as he died at 42. ⠀

I don’t think it’s a coincidence that shortly after he passed, I literally had a dream of Italy. Then days later i started seeing pop up ads on my computer to live and work in Italy.⠀

Not only did I learn all about his family history and the typical traditions, I learned that life is to short to not eat the cake, not to treat yourself, and not to travel.⠀

As someone who has struggled with an eating disorder, depression, and overall being a work alcoholic. It’s Italy that has cured me from these things. ⠀

Of course, I am not 💯 all the time but if you haven’t noticed, even my face changes when I am here in #Italia. I love the feeling of fully embracing everything this country has to offer and learning why and how they do things here.⠀

Even if I find myself stressing about gaining a few pounds here and there and maybe struggling with the language, I think of my dad, nonno, and my nonna (who we also recently lost). I think of all these traditions they tried to teach us as kids and how we (just like my dad) simply went through the motions without understanding why we were doing them.⠀

I know they are looking down saying “brava, Cassandra now you get it!”⠀

My advice: never take for granted family traditions and of course eat that pasta (even if it is loaded with carbs) 😉 💚❤️⠀

#travelitalianstyle #travelplanner #italianamerican #lifeinitaly #traveldeeper #amalficoast #italiantravel #italy_vacations #alchemytribe26
Read more
This is a photo of my father and his parents at his graduation from Harvard Medical School. My father’s ...
Media Removed
This is a photo of my father and his parents at his graduation from Harvard Medical School. My father’s family came from nothing. Though my grandparents’ lives were fraught with hardship and distress, they always worked their utmost to make sure their children’s would be better. After my ... This is a photo of my father and his parents at his graduation from Harvard Medical School. My father’s family came from nothing. Though my grandparents’ lives were fraught with hardship and distress, they always worked their utmost to make sure their children’s would be better. After my dad immigrated to the United States, he brought his parents over shortly after. They were able to grow up with us, raise many grandchildren, and live a better life than the one they left behind.

My grandpa passed away today at the age of 97, still fighting til the end. He was our last living grandparent. His steadfastness even in the face of death is a bit of a recurring trend in our family, and it’s something we have all been very fortunate to have as we all move forward to try and make the world a better place for our children. We can all only wish our lives may be blessed enough to live to the same age. Rest in Peace grandpa. We will see you in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Read more
Seeing these two as they sit in the back of my high school daily driver is wild and appreciative all ...
Media Removed
Seeing these two as they sit in the back of my high school daily driver is wild and appreciative all at the same time. It’s crazy to see how fast time has passed and to see that this 1975 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 is still rolling strong. @t.g.walker and I are appreciative to have a beautiful, healthy ... Seeing these two as they sit in the back of my high school daily driver is wild and appreciative all at the same time. It’s crazy to see how fast time has passed and to see that this 1975 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 is still rolling strong. @t.g.walker and I are appreciative to have a beautiful, healthy family and the ability to drive them around in this FJ40 the same way my father did for @jack_d_walker and I when we were younger. Those Toyota’s are definitely tough as hell so long as you take good care of them. I’m glad you never sold it, Dad! #toyotalandcruiser #fj40 #family #toyotafjcruiser #love #daddysgirls #ohhowthetimeshavechanged
Read more
As many of you know my father passed away a year ago from cancer. This last weekend we put on the first ...
Media Removed
As many of you know my father passed away a year ago from cancer. This last weekend we put on the first annual Vasilios Priskos Gin Rummy Tournament to benefit the @huntsmancancerinstitute . In our first year we raised over $17,000 to benefit a institution that helped our family through thick ... As many of you know my father passed away a year ago from cancer. This last weekend we put on the first annual Vasilios Priskos Gin Rummy Tournament to benefit the @huntsmancancerinstitute . In our first year we raised over $17,000 to benefit a institution that helped our family through thick and thin. While our dad might not be here in person, he was very much so with us on Saturday night. We are so happy and humbled to see so many friends and family come out to support an amazing cause and even more so amazing man. Looking forward to next year! 🥃
#dingdongday #VCPGinrummy
Read more
Dear Neo, this photo is documented on day 1 of your life. . Your father @limitlessjon is passed ...
Media Removed
Dear Neo, this photo is documented on day 1 of your life. . Your father @limitlessjon is passed out on the couch, finally catching up with sleep from your birth at 4:30 the same morning and rushing your mom @pattigrand to the hospital at midnight. . I laughed because if you know your father, ... Dear Neo, this photo is documented on day 1 of your life.
.
Your father @limitlessjon is passed out on the couch, finally catching up with sleep from your birth at 4:30 the same morning and rushing your mom @pattigrand to the hospital at midnight.
.
I laughed because if you know your father, he was mister up all night catching the sunrise from the club. From start-ups to festivals, I’m pretty sure nothing could tire him. As I walked into the hospital room this week, I could see him finally catching up on sleep and me and my sisters told him “hey welcome to fatherhood.”
.
He then said “this is pretty cool you should get one too” and then I rolled my eyes. I am still learning how to be an aunt and I think I’m going to get better at those baby shark remix songs but you know, I think being home again with family seeing this new generation come up makes this whole journey worth living.
.
Your dad is amazing. He’s gotten mad at me for bringing random people to his table at the club and I’ve probably rebelled 100x and given him the silent treatment for like a year or whatever. But know that when it comes to family, we go all out and love hard.
.
Know that I love you and can’t wait to watch you grow. Also, your Tito @cgrandidge and I are like, the coolest to come to for advice.
.
Love u so much and welcome to the world. 🌟
.
Tita V
Read more
On Behalf of the Rocha Family & My Father Rudy, I want to Thank you all for your words and prayers! My ...
Media Removed
On Behalf of the Rocha Family & My Father Rudy, I want to Thank you all for your words and prayers! My Dad passed this morning at 4:40 a.m., all his immediate family surrounded him in prayer last night and said our goodbyes. Dad, Thank You for all your unconditional love, for all your advice, ... On Behalf of the Rocha Family & My Father Rudy, I want to Thank you all for your words and prayers! My Dad passed this morning at 4:40 a.m., all his immediate family surrounded him in prayer last night and said our goodbyes.

Dad, Thank You for all your unconditional love, for all your advice, home cooked meals and art. I could always speak to you no matter what, You are now at peace. We love You! #ilaments #vietnamvet #rochafamily
Read more
On September 4th, 2012, six years ago today, a man named Al “Wei Min” Sheen passed away of small-cell ...
Media Removed
On September 4th, 2012, six years ago today, a man named Al “Wei Min” Sheen passed away of small-cell lung cancer. Al would die never hearing a single “because I said I would” story in his entire lifetime. That is because he became the very first one. He was my dad. The text below is his obituary. ... On September 4th, 2012, six years ago today, a man named Al “Wei Min” Sheen passed away of small-cell lung cancer. Al would die never hearing a single “because I said I would” story in his entire lifetime. That is because he became the very first one.
He was my dad.
The text below is his obituary. I wrote it and he proofread it before died. If you are a supporter of our cause, please take a moment to read about him. To anyone who has written a Promise Card that relates to the final sentence, thank you for being the change my father wanted to see. - Alex Sheen, Founder of #becauseisaidiwould "SHEEN Wei Min "Al" Sheen was born in Hong Kong at St. Teresa Hospital in 1956 and would be the eldest of three children. Al immigrated to the United States in August, 1974 with only the clothes on his back, quite literally; the airline lost his luggage. With a $400 payment from the airline, Al would build a life in America. Al graduated from Lansing Catholic Central High School and continued his academic career at the University of Toledo where he received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. In 1983, Al became the proud father of Gregory Adam, officially establishing the "Bank of Dad." His second customer, Alexander David would be born in 1985. Al worked at Riverside Methodist Hospital from January, 1987 to March, 2005 where he became a Pharmacy Manager and from March, 2005 to June, 2012 Al worked in the pharmacy department at Doctors Hospital. On July 4, 2011, Al was diagnosed with small-cell lung cancer as a result of smoking. Al died on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at the age of 55 in his home surrounded by his closest family. He was preceded in death by his parents Shiow Fang and Gwo Chyange Sheen and is survived by his loving wife, Daisy; his two sons, Greg and Alex; and his two sisters, Barbra and Ruby. Before he died, Al was asked if there was a message he wanted to share with the world. His only advice was: "Don't smoke."
Read more
WOW. Powerful story! Way to go! #Repost @thedailysacrifice Dave Ramsey likes to say, “Debt is ...
Media Removed
WOW. Powerful story! Way to go! #Repost @thedailysacrifice Dave Ramsey likes to say, “Debt is normal. Be weird.” Well, we are honored to be called weird because we are % DEBT FREEEE!!! After 31 months of sacrifice, hard work and dedication we were able to pay off $95,000! We were normal ... WOW. Powerful story! Way to go!
#Repost @thedailysacrifice
Dave Ramsey likes to say, “Debt is normal. Be weird.” Well, we are honored to be called weird because we are 💯% DEBT FREEEE!!! After 31 months of sacrifice, hard work and dedication we were able to pay off $95,000! We were normal with credit card debt, student loans and a car payment.

When I walked in to see my husband at the computer with his face in his hands 6 years ago I asked him what was wrong. He looked up and said in a shaky voice, “We now have $20k in JUST credit card debt.” That night we sat and cried together. Something HAD to change! So we worked our tails off for 3 years, now making ends meet but never gaining traction with our massive student loans and credit cards. May of 2015 I discovered @daveramsey just after learning about Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset— SO amazing how Heavenly Father sets everything up in our lives when our hearts are ready. I read The Total Money Makeover and was ready for “gazelle intensity”, but getting my other half on board for it was a bit of an issue. Being the Financial Analyst he was, he needed a little convincing. So I dragged him to #fpu where he “knew it all” 😆 Unfortunately in the midst of our 9 week course, on November 2, 2015 we received the phone call that his Dad had suddenly passed away. He realized, while helping his Mom with the finances, how well his Dad saved and was so smart with money and how well off his Mom will be— he wanted the same for his family.

And so it began on January 1, 2016 when we as a team were gazelle intense. A few months in, he felt impressed that we should move in with his Mom to pay the debts down faster so in June we packed up our comfortable life and moved in. Here we are 2 years and 7 months later, debt free and as happy as can be to begin this clean slate!

We are so blessed to have learned about Dave Ramsey and his baby steps! It has helped us change our family tree and our kids now know that being weird is OUR new normal and we couldn’t be happier! Thank you, Dave!

#321weredebtfree #debtfree #debtfreecommunity #babysteps #babystep2 ✅ #debtfreescream #beweird #debtfreejourney #daveramsey
Read more
Today is my nephews birthday and he turned 15. I was FaceTime’n my dad and started crying because ...
Media Removed
Today is my nephews birthday and he turned 15. I was FaceTime’n my dad and started crying because today was overwhelming as hell. Also we both couldn’t believe my sister has been gone for 12 years. Like we thought it was less time. Which also speaks to how neither of us has really healed from her ... Today is my nephews birthday and he turned 15. I was FaceTime’n my dad and started crying because today was overwhelming as hell. Also we both couldn’t believe my sister has been gone for 12 years. Like we thought it was less time. Which also speaks to how neither of us has really healed from her death. We’ve lost a lot of time with my nephew due to our lack of relationship with his dad. I usually don’t talk about this because it’s just a fucked up situation. It made me think about friendships that have ended, moments that have passed and how time heals but also reveals all pain. I know people admire my family and I appreciate that. Just know I have baggage like everyone else. I’m not a perfect aunt, I’ve allowed my pain to take the front seat in some areas. I’ve allowed pride to handle situations but most importantly I’ve allowed lack of self respect to allow relationship last longer than they should have. Really it sucks when you have beautiful moments of your life with photos of people you don’t talk to anymore. Or a beautiful nephew who you can’t have a relationship with, without the father. Life is complicated and sucks sometimes. Just working through my imperfections and praying Allah guides me to make the right choices. Let’s push through pain this year and better ourselves in all areas.
Read more
I am a lucky daughter to have this man in my life - my father Bob. He’s a beautiful man, and what’s more ...
Media Removed
I am a lucky daughter to have this man in my life - my father Bob. He’s a beautiful man, and what’s more he had to do double duty as father and mother for a while there after my dear mum Janni passed on. It was tough and he got through. Dad, you are a gem. I’m sorry life intervened recently and I’m not ... I am a lucky daughter to have this man in my life - my father Bob. He’s a beautiful man, and what’s more he had to do double duty as father and mother for a while there after my dear mum Janni passed on. It was tough and he got through. Dad, you are a gem. I’m sorry life intervened recently and I’m not with you today as planned, but I’m so glad my little one is there to hug you for me. See you soon. ❤️ Here’s to the good ones. Here’s to the loving fathers and those who do double duty as single or widowed parents, or raise kids in non traditional families, and do it well. You rock. #fathersday #fathers #dad #dads #fatheranddaughter #family #love #taramoss
Read more
That smile!! It graced us for a good number of years. Mine, in fact, for almost 30. My stepmom Suzan ...
Media Removed
That smile!! It graced us for a good number of years. Mine, in fact, for almost 30. My stepmom Suzan had an infectious laugh as well...especially to herself..which then made us all laugh that much more. A woman with the most impeccable memory...she would tell me stories and details from ... That smile!! It graced us for a good number of years. Mine, in fact, for almost 30.
My stepmom Suzan had an infectious laugh as well...especially to herself..which then made us all laugh that much more.
A woman with the most impeccable memory...she would tell me stories and details from holidays ages ago..for which I had no recollection until she reminded me. And they were usually funny...naturally.
Suzan also kept the pace of someone half her age and she looked it. Yoga, dancing with my dad, belly-dancing (yes...belly dancing!), huge lover of all Aggie sports events (that woman could cheer like no other!)...She was constantly in motion. Hard at times for my Dad to keep up...but he most definitely managed.
He was one happy man because of Suzan!
They loved to travel and did I mention dance?! Sadly, I use the past tense as she recently passed away (it’s been hard) well before her time (or so we thought). Her incredible memory was being stripped from her as well as her general mental faculties due to a rather horrific disease to witness...Alzheimer’s.
How was this possible from a woman who I thought would easily outlive my Dad? Her mom lived to be 94...so no indication of what was on the cards at all!?
The last few years have been tough and I now know the ins and outs of support groups for myself and my dad; scouting for care facilities from a great distance with my sister so Suzan could get the best care and my dad could sleep at night knowing she hadn’t just wandered out of the house. I could go on...but I don’t wish this on anyone. And sadly more and more people I speak to about this have someone in their family going through this.
My heart goes out to those working through this with their loved ones and for the loved ones themselves. Words can not describe.
So, Suzan we love you and miss you and will forever remember that smile and what you brought into our lives and more importantly our father’s. ♥️😃♥️🤸🏼‍♂️
.
.
As she loved music here are a few of her faves: #nmsufightsong
#dimallthelights #youshouldbedancing #buonasera #higherground
Read more
Story behind this post... When my dad passed, I was able to go see him in the ER. As I walked in there ...
Media Removed
Story behind this post... When my dad passed, I was able to go see him in the ER. As I walked in there was a woman on top of my father doing chest compressions, doing her best to save my fathers life. I kissed his hand and told him I loved him. At one point I fell to the ground, on my hands and knees crying, ... Story behind this post... When my dad passed, I was able to go see him in the ER. As I walked in there was a woman on top of my father doing chest compressions, doing her best to save my fathers life. I kissed his hand and told him I loved him. At one point I fell to the ground, on my hands and knees crying, trying to catch my breath. Someone was rubbing my back telling me “just breathe”. It was the one comfort I had.
Fast forward, five months later and I sit an appointment to do a tattoo of lungs in my style that says “just breathe”. Without me or her knowing, the person who sit up that appointment for me was the woman trying to save my fathers life. Neither of us knew but we connected the dots, I had to call my mom to get to the shop and meet her.
Angela has no idea what she means to me and my family. But I’m so thankful for her, and her choice to go into the medical field. I love this woman for everything she did to try and save my father.
The universe and my dad both have a way of working its way out and letting you know everything’s going to be ok. Pictured is myself, Angela, and my mom.
Read more
Loading...
Load More
Loading...