We took this picture celebrating Father’s Day 2013 and it was supposed to be a joke.
Dominic had a habit of finding somewhere to be for the end of May (which includes his birthday) and the first couple weeks of June (Father’s Day) nearly every summer for the last six years he was with us.
I had to schedule his high school graduation (we home schooled) for the ONE weekend out of the whole summer when he would be home before he entered college in the fall.
In 2013 he was studying abroad in Switzerland.
So on this day when he was absent (again!) I brought along this picture and thought it would be funny to have him represented in the obligatory Father’s Day photo-little smiling Dominic.
It popped up in my Facebook memories the other day and I realized it’s not funny anymore.
Now the only way Dominic CAN be part of a family portrait is if one of us holds a picture of him.
I hate that.
Who could have guessed that our messing around would now mess with my head?