Sep 1, 2008


This is a picture from the 70' Papa in the middle, my younger sister Laurie and my baby brother Joe.
Yes, that is a groovy red volkswagon-it is one of several we had over the years. My father taught me how to drive one, when the time came-I learned on a standard. His ways were unconventional, he thought outside the box. His mind was always turning, his hands were always at something. He was a BIG people person.
This labor day weekend, I spent with my mum at her place. I was thinking about family and how much has changed since my beautiful Hungarian father died.
My papa was a hard working man. He came to a country as a young man-alone, became a citizen, learned the language, worked hard, married, had 3 children, bought a home and loved being a family man.
A few times today, with different people conversations drew me into remembering my father.
Laszlo loved big, gave big, dreamed big, worked big, thought big, and was loved big.
Life changes, sometimes it hurts. I think I am in many ways like my father-but still the hole he leaves in my life since he departed is empty. I cherish the memories and remember that I am part of him and must carry on, big.
Dad, I miss you. I wish you were here to share in my day to day, I wish you could have met your grandchildren, you would like them, well, people say, "We're big."


Lil_Birdie said...

Happy Labor Day :)

Ashley Winters said...

Happy Labor Day!

Greta Jo said...

What a beautiful post. My heart aches for you missing your Dad. He must of been a wonderful role model because you are one heck of an amazing christian lady.

Happy Labor Day!

javamamma said...

Beautiful tribute to your wonderful father!

Emily said...

what a wonderful tribute. He'd be proud of you guys. :)

Velvia said...

Hi Kimmie!
What a wonderful picture of your dad and siblings. It's obvious how much you loved your dad and miss him still. What a great way to honor him!
Love, Velvia

Carla said...

Precious! God bless you and yours!

Renata said...

This is beautiful, Kimmie - a loving tribute to a wonderful father!

The Williams Family Blog said...

Just wanted to say you guys are an inspiration! We are also in the process of adopting from Ethiopia. Our dossier has been there for just under 4 months.

What agency are you going through.

Anyway, I look forward to reading your blogs!

Kimmie said...

Hi Frances;

Nice to meet you!

Congratulations on your Ethiopian adoption! After I finish canning some tomatoes, I will pop over and visit your blog!

We are using All God's Children International, this time.

I will add that God always directs your path,including 'which' He knows where your children are and how He needs to get them to you.
(this is general information...not in regards to your questions Frances...but to others who are reading ;-)


Gina@Chats With An "Old Lady" said...

I wonder sometimes if the ache that we feel in life, because of the losses we face...and the trials...are those things that God uses to make us long for heaven. Doesn't it feel like life can be someone overwhelming and just too painful at times? I felt your ache as I read your post.

Lord, I pray for my new friend right now that you would comfort her and encourage her, and give her hope that one day there will be no more tears!

Thank you for that thought of "no more tears".

Hugs to you!

Anonymous said...

Even though your childern never met your Dad, they can know him through you!

They will love their Grandfather because of all the stories and memories you share.

JB(Bobbie's Mom)

FHL said...

He sounds like a wonderful Father whom I'm sure would have cherished each of his beautiful Grandchildren.

Coveredwithjoy said...

That is a beautiful post. You were blessed to have such a great father.

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