Not Funny Anymore

We took this picture celebrating Father’s Day 2013 and it was supposed to be a joke.

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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?

 

 

Author: Melanie

I am a shepherd, wife and mother of four amazing children, three that walk the earth with me and one who lives with Jesus. This is a record of my grief journey and a look into the life I didn't choose. If you are interested in joining a community of bereaved parents leaning on the promises of God in Christ, please like the public Facebook page, "Heartache and Hope: Life After Losing a Child" and join the conversation.

2 thoughts on “Not Funny Anymore”

  1. We have our memories and that is what gets us through. We had our three boys picture taken a week before my second son (age4) went in for tubes in his ears. (Minor surgery) the anesthetic machine was broke and he did not get any oxygen resulting in complete brain damage. He lived for 36 yrs in a wheel chair and could only smile. We lost him 3 yrs ago 3 days after his 40th birthday so instead of a birthday we had a funeral. The funeral home was filled with balloons that we let go at the cemetery. I look at his picture all the time. We never forget

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  2. We home schooled too. I think that is a special kind of pain when you lose a son that you spent most every day with for 28 years with.

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