Friday, January 30, 2009

Flashback Fridays...


So I was reading Sandy @ The Adams Family today and she had posted a photo to play along with another readers TMI about our hard core fab life and wanted to also play along.


Me and my father, Hauoli (happy in Hawaiian)

I've written some posts about my father before here and here. He passed away my senior year in high school after 2 years of struggling with cancer it finally won. After passing away, I realized when going through scores of photos I did not have many with him. A lot of him but not together. I'm not sure how that happened, but because of it I find myself taking photos as often as I can WITH the people I love to capture that moment so I can look back on it.

So the photo above is one of few I have with him. And I absolutely treasure it. I don't remember taking the actual photo but it brings me back to that time of living abroad in Micronesia on an island that used to be called Truk but it's now called Chuuk. (My parents managed the resort there). Times of swimming, being on the hip of my nanny while she stuck her hand in the water and caught an octopus (I'll save that photo for next Friday....oh yes, someone was there and took a photo...my anxiety of water had been created maybe?), making fresh ice cream (crank, crank, crank), fishing off a dock with my first Sony fishing pole (and being hooked in the forehead by my fathers as he was casting off), racing with him while my sister drooled and cooed (eh, she was barely one or was that yesterday FLS :) and him letting me win.

This photo reminds me of the first time I thought he was stronger than Superman, more incredible than the Hulk, and wondrous than Wonder Woman (look I was a girl alright so she was one of my hero's too. Lynda Carter all the way!)

So if you'd like to join along, please visit Tara@ TMI and post your linky there too so we can enjoy photos from your past!



12 ramblings of your own:

tara @ kidz said...

Such a precious photo with your daddy. So sweet.

What an exciting childhood you had. I can't wait to see the octopus photo. Yikes!

Becky said...

This is a sweet post about your daddy :) I'm in a similar situation with my dad and step-dad, esp. since they were usually the ones behind the camera. I don't even have many of them, period.

The Blonde Duck said...

What a wonderful post. I want to hug my dad now.

sandy said...

What a special picture! I can't wait until next week.

Janna said...

That is a very great picture. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Kalei said...

I like this one of the two of you....I will email the one of the three of us. We look so happy.

Mel said...

Great post, and what a great pic with your daddy! Pictures are precious, but most of the time we don't seem to realize how precious until the people in them are no longer with us!
Just popped over from Tara's blog, had to check out all of the fellow linkers! Have a great day!

Lyndsay said...

Thanks for sharing. I too don't have many pictures of me with my dad, which I regret. I a lot of great memories though!

Kim said...

What a sweet picture with your dad. I can hardly wait for the octopus pic next week!

the RaMbLeR said...

Awww...little girls and their daddy's ... I need to scan some of my old pics. Sorry to hear about Dad!

I remember days fishing too...I'm sure mine was not nearly as beautiful. we have red mud in our water. :(

It's ok...I loved Wonder Woman too!

Melissa said...

Awwww...what a sweet photo of you and your dad.

Joy said...

I really enjoyed your photo and stories about your childhood and your dad. Thanks for sharing them. :O)