Monday, January 27, 2020

One Year Later [Through My Lens Nr. 225]

It has been one year since my dad passed away, and it's hard to describe how I feel one year later. I wanted to write this post and say something meaningful, maybe even helpful to others going through a similar loss, but somehow it's still too early to be wise about anything. There are moments where I remember my dad fondly, and we tell fun stories about him, then there are others where I'm still not fully aware that he is gone forever. It's a strange thing about loss, everyone experiences it differently, though there are many similarities. But still, looking back one year, I actually can't believe it has been one year. Life goes on, stuff happens, and yet in the back of my mind there is this looming thing I can't quite wrap my head around.

Since you  guys have been following my personal stories for so long, and have come to know my family, friends and myself I wanted to write this post. Thank you for your comments and well wishes. It truly means a lot. I have included some shots of my dad. The first is from his visit to Syria way back in 2007, before the war there, and the later images are from our last family travel to Vienna back in 2017.





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13 comments:


  1. Beautiful building and a trip you made.

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  2. A lovely post about your Dad. They say, Time is a healer. Memories are always special Mersad Cherish them. Thanks for hosting and have a great week ahead

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  3. I've enjoyed "meeting" you and your family and friends. I know your decreased activity on the blog is mostly likely due to the increased demands of your office. I hope this new year continues well for you.

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    1. Yes you are right. Though I do have a lot of material build up, since I was traveling, so there will be more. It’s my new years resolution to get back to blogging!

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  4. Great post, Thanks for sharing memories.

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  5. Wonderful photos and memories of your father, Mersad. I can't believe it has already been a year since he passed away. I know how hard it is. Keep happy memories of your father alive and may thye bring you comfort.

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  6. The pain of a loss like that never fully goes away, although it does become less over time. I trust you find comfort in many happy memories.

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  7. A very thoughtful post and tribute to your dad. Sending you positive thoughts.

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  8. Good to remember your Dad. Nice photos.

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  9. What great pictures of your dad... happy memories....I am so sorry for your loss....it is hard to lose a parent.♥️

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  10. My dad has been gone for 30 years. It is still hard but I have so many good memories to get me through. Not a day goes by that I don't remember something wonderful about growing up with this wonderful man. I am sure it will be the same for you. - Margy

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  11. What a lovely tribute to your dad. You made me think about my mom and dad. I did so much traveling with them both and I have very wonderful memories from those trips. After my mother passed away, I took my dad to London for his first ever travel to Europe. That was a wonderful experience that I'll never forget.

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