Saturday, June 16, 2018

Saturday Snapshot: Happy Father's Day!

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Melinda at West Metro Mommy Reads.

I haven't participated in Saturday Snapshot in a while because I haven't been out much (other than errands and doctor's appointments!) and haven't taken any photos lately, but all week memories of my dad have been popping up on Facebook, so I thought I'd share a few of them here. Father's Day is a tough one for me these days - we lost my father (at only 70) three years ago to melanoma, and I miss him like crazy every single day. He was a great father - he adopted me when I was four years old, when he and my mom got married, and he was always loving and kind and supportive. He was also an amazing Grandpa who loved to get down on the floor with my sons or engage in whatever their current obsession was. My sons especially loved his sense of humor, and they miss him, too. So, a few special memories of my Dad for Father's Day:

Dad and I with our sand castle - Canada, circa 1969

Dad and I at my parents wedding - June 1969

Parents weekend in college
Dancing to "Through the Years" at my wedding - everyone around us was crying!
Grandpa and his oldest grandson

Grandpa with his second grandson

My dad and his wife with our boys
Grandpa with his skateboarding grandsons at our house

SO many memories of playing cards with Grandpa & Grandma!

Me, Dad, and his wife watching his grandson play soccer

All of us, shortly after Dad's diagnosis.
Hope you are enjoying the weekend and that the dads in your life have a great Father's Day on Sunday!

P.S. Yes, you absolutely can die of melanoma - it's often not as simple as just removing a spot, as many people think. It is, in fact, the deadliest form of skin cancer. So, get to a dermatologist this summer and begin a lifelong habit of annual check-ups!


  1. I enjoyed your lovely tribute to your father. I miss my dad, too, and have been thinking of him a lot as Father's Day approaches. Also, thanks for the reminder to visit a dermatologist. It's time for my annual check-up, and I need to make an appointment.
    My Saturday Snapshot post features ”Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle.”

  2. Thanks for sharing you photos in memory of your dad. Some days are really difficult when you have lost someone you love.