أفكر فيك (thinking of you)

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I’ve always been partial to a good juice box.

It’s been six years now since Dad passed away. It’s always a crummy time – what exactly are you supposed to do on the anniversary of someones death? You think of them all the time, so I’m not sure what you are supposed to do on the actual anniversary day. Usually, we would all spend time together, have dinner and take Dad some flowers. Unfortunately, being on the other side of the world, I’m not able to do that this year.

When Dad died, I gathered all the photos to use in his memorial slideshow. I’d scanned a lot of them just before he got sick, for the 60th birthday book I made him. I still have them saved on my computer, and I like looking at them from time to time. So this year, I’ve decided to post some of my favorites. That’s my tribute to Dad. I miss him lots.

To everyone back in New Zealand and around the world, but especially to Nana Mac, Alana and Mum, I’m thinking of you today. I’m sorry I can’t be there with you.

I’d like to think that Dad would be happy I’m on this adventure, as trying as it might be sometimes!

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12 thoughts on “أفكر فيك (thinking of you)

  1. What a lovely tribute and I’m glad you still have all those old photos – lovely to talk to you early today and we will be thinking of you when we go up to see Pete later today x x x x x

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  2. What a beautiful tribute! So special to have all of these photos.
    I’m loving reading the blog posts. What an amazing adventure to be on together.
    Much love xxx

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  3. Gorgeous memories Hun. Big hug to you. Your dad would be extremely proud of you and your strength in taking on a huge adventure with such gutso. So on the days, or even hours when it’s feeling hard, know that he’ll be there with you, spurring you on from above xx

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  4. Wonderful photos Belinda – they brought us many laughs and a few tears too. We’ve been out on our boat – saw the most beautiful shooting star on Friday night when we were having a little toast to Pete, so we just knew he was keeping an eye on you. He would be so proud of you and all you have achieved.
    Thinking of you with lots of love, Jan & Murray

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    • Thanks guys, lovely words xx I’m off to London tomorrow and Belgium on Friday – if the weather is nice on Saturday, I’m going to bike Flanders Fields 🙂

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  5. Great photos Belinda. We said a few words up at Foxton yesterday and raised our glasses to Pete. It was good all the cousins being together.

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