Friday, October 22, 2010

Memories

This photo was taken on a camping trip we went on with friends in upstate NY.


Alex loved his four daughters - he was always singing "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" from the movie GiGi in a fake French accent:
I guess this was a serious moment for me!:



We knew each other in high school and we both went to the same church. He was friends with my older brother and would come over to our home all the time and hang out there. He dated all my friends and I took his photo with me away to college. Yes, I had a "crush" on him - I smile as I write the old-fashioned word.

When he came back from Viet Nam I was working for Eastman Kodak in New York City - I was a blond by then and when he came over to our house he finally noticed me - smile. We starting dating in October and he asked me to marry him in January and we were married in May.

We had a lot of really good times and good experiences and a lot of really really hard times but through it all I always knew that Alex loved me and only me and I will always treasure that knowledge.

In memory of Alex Adare who died six years ago today.

4 comments:

Needled Mom said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you on this difficult day. I know he is still watching over all of you.

Sara said...

My heart goes out to you at this poignant remembrance of your dear husband. How wonderful to have these memories, even though they could never make up for his presence in your life that is now missing. Blessings to you.

terri said...

What beautiful memories and what a loving way to remember him. I enjoyed this so much... love seeing the pictures from your past and getting to know your husband and Kiki's dad just a little bit through your words.

Missives From Suburbia said...

I love the last picture. Your girls look so much like you, and I hear Kik's voice in your writing. What lucky, lucky girls to have two warm, loving parents. I'm so sorry for your loss.