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“I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” Rumi

Remembrance: Happy Father's Day Memories

Remembrance: Happy Father’s Day Memories – My guiding light

The Ocean Moving All Night – Rumi
Stay with us. Don’t sink to the bottom like a fish going to sleep.
Be with the ocean moving steadily all night, not scattered like a rainstorm.
The spring we’re looking for is somewhere in this murkiness
See the night-lights up there traveling together, the candle awake in its gold dish.
Don’t slide into the cracks of the ground like spilled mercury.
When the full moon comes out, look around.

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  1. Kiersten permalink
    17/06/2015 3:19 pm

    I’ll be passing this along to my parents. Both of them have lost their fathers, one much more recently than the other, and I hope this will help them!

  2. SexyMoxieMama permalink
    17/06/2015 3:30 pm

    I love Rumi. You have some very good quotes here. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Jeanine permalink
    17/06/2015 4:18 pm

    This is lovely. Love that RUMI quote too, so true.

  4. Nicole Lutzy permalink
    17/06/2015 4:44 pm

    My parents divorced when I was 10 and my Father decided not to be a part of my life from then on and passed away that way. No matter how many times I tried over the years he was not interested in a relationship.

  5. vegetarianmamma permalink
    17/06/2015 5:14 pm

    I am very excited to celebrate Fathers day with my kids and husband. Its so joyous to be able to celebrate such a man. Sad when remembering my dad though.

  6. Crystal permalink
    17/06/2015 6:02 pm

    Very lovely!

  7. Patrice m foster permalink
    17/06/2015 6:19 pm

    Love your image and the message inspirational.

  8. maggiesblog2 permalink
    17/06/2015 7:11 pm

    What a beautiful poem! I’m sorry for your loss!

  9. lifeofatravelingnavywife permalink
    17/06/2015 8:00 pm

    A beautiful tribute to your father. May memories of your time together make you smile.

  10. 17/06/2015 8:01 pm

    What a lovely and comforting poem. We lost my husband’s father yesterday. I’m like his daughter and I love him like my dad. I will definitely miss him.

  11. Melodi Steinberg permalink
    17/06/2015 10:50 pm

    nice! I miss my dad. He passed this October.

  12. tonygreene113 permalink
    17/06/2015 10:59 pm

    This was a beautiful sentiment for recognizing your father. Sorry for your loss.

  13. sayitrahshay permalink
    18/06/2015 2:14 am

    its been a while since I’ve thought about my dad. This post has inspired me to think about him.

  14. Catherine C. permalink
    18/06/2015 4:12 am

    I’m so excited to celebrate Father’s Day this coming Sunday!!!! Of course with my lovely father.

  15. Liz Mays permalink
    18/06/2015 4:20 am

    This is a hard time of year for me because I’ve lost my dad already, but he was a shining example of everything a father should be. Dads are pretty awesome!

  16. Chubskulit Rose permalink
    18/06/2015 5:44 am

    I feel the same, it’s been 12 years since my father passed and I still wish that he is still around.

  17. mythirtyspot permalink
    18/06/2015 6:29 am

    This is very inspirational and it is important message for people that don’t have a father. It can be a sad day for them, but they’re not alone.

  18. luvabul permalink
    18/06/2015 6:29 am

    You always take such beautiful photos. I love that you find such inspiration in nature.

  19. klg1982 permalink
    18/06/2015 6:50 am

    I loved the quote about a fathers protect. very powerful quotes here.

  20. Nova permalink
    18/06/2015 8:25 am

    Father’s can be very protective when it comes to their family, for he knows that he is should stand up and look up for them

  21. Julie Green and Keen permalink
    18/06/2015 2:01 pm

    Thank you for sharing your feelings and quotes, I like this one “You Live as Long as You are Remembered.”

  22. April G permalink
    18/06/2015 3:49 pm

    My heart goes out to you. I consider myself a fatherless child, but my father is not gone. I appreciate your perspective.

  23. Stephanie Pass permalink
    18/06/2015 5:20 pm

    Sometimes I think about what it will be like when my parents pass away. They are such a big part of my life, it’s hard to think about life without them.

  24. upliftingfam permalink
    18/06/2015 7:30 pm

    These are beautiful poems. I know that my dad and husband are special.

  25. Teresa Martinez permalink
    18/06/2015 10:20 pm

    My father will always be a part of my life, that I know. Been missing since he’s passed away.

  26. Teresa Martinez permalink
    18/06/2015 10:21 pm

    My father will always be part of my life, that I know. Been missing him since he passed away.

  27. Maria Teresa Figuerres permalink
    18/06/2015 11:41 pm

    I’m sure your father is so proud of what you have become, and even up there, he’s still looking after you,

  28. Papaleng Pagulong permalink
    19/06/2015 2:35 am

    So love the quote and miss my dad. He has molded me who am I today. A man of courage.

  29. Maria Lianos-Carbone permalink
    19/06/2015 6:48 am

    I’m so grateful for having my father with me still, and I make sure to tell him often.

  30. Michelle hwee permalink
    19/06/2015 9:13 pm

    Very beautiful post! I am so thankful for my father! <3 <3

  31. Carol Cassara permalink
    20/06/2015 7:37 am

    I miss my father and can so relate. I love the photo you chose.

  32. Dawn McAlexander Crawford permalink
    20/06/2015 6:26 pm

    That’s an interesting way to address your husband. It is very thoughtful and inspiring!

  33. Rebecca Swenor permalink
    20/06/2015 10:04 pm

    This is such an awesome post indeed and I love the last poem which is perfect for those who have lost their fathers. It is just beautiful. Truly inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

  34. Daphne Benosa permalink
    21/06/2015 2:29 am

    I, too, lost my father when I was very young. I miss him everyday, but like you, I’m always grateful for all the things I learned from him. 🙂

  35. 3sonshavei permalink
    21/06/2015 9:35 pm

    Great post to remind us the importance of our Dads present or past

  36. Dave April Decheine permalink
    25/06/2015 9:48 am

    Very nice, this was the first year my husband was away from the kids. We moved down to Marco Island away from Minnesota.

  37. Ms. Katrina permalink
    17/09/2015 7:49 am

    I am very grateful for my father and equally grateful for the father of my children stepping up when I see the problem’s my friends are having with theirs.


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