Life Is A Dance

The recent passing of my father-in-law has brought memories of my own parents and their deaths.

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Before my own father died – 5 years ago, my sister and I were reminiscing on childhood memories.  One that I remember vividly as a child was my father dancing in his socks and me standing on his feet, hanging onto his pant leg – I felt so grown up!  And I thought I was dancing!  😄

Here is a photo of my sis and I as little kids:

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My sister was almost 4 years old in this photo and I was just four months shy of turning 2. I think this was about that age when I used to dance with my dad.

The older I get in life, I learn that – Life is a dance and you learn the steps as you go!  I’d like to believe that I’m getting a wee bit wiser.

Happy Dancing!  ❤️

37 responses to “Life Is A Dance

  1. Beautiful thoughts Jill. Lovely memories. Adorable birds. You are going through the process of grief. Embrace it. Sending big bear hugs.

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  2. Those are the memories that stay with us, and keep those we love alive (K).

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  3. Catherine Johnson

    Lovely!

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  4. 💜 I’ve always loved that song. You take care, Jill.

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  5. Glad you have sweet memories to make you smile. 🙂

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  6. Thank you Jill for thoughts today. They are helping me with my own grief. Love your childhood picture.

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  7. Tears are rolling down my face as I read this. I’m so grateful that I still have my Dad but observing Remembrance Day this week, honouring Terry Fox the next day and now watching the horror in Paris has made me doubly sad. Hugs to everyone in your family and to all who read this.

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  8. Beautiful art and even more beautiful memory of your childhood! ❤️

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  9. Beautiful story. Let!s keep dancing

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  10. So adorably cute! I picture you dancing now. These are the best memories to hold! And so true, even if we never learn all the steps, it was always worth the dance. ❤️😃

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  11. Love your illustration, especially the use of the sheet music. Adorable photo and memory. My dad and I used to have a little “routine.” Sorry to hear about your father-in-law.

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  12. Funny dancing birs and love the story behind!

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  13. This is so adorable! What a pair. I was the oldest. I have a sister two years younger. I was usually pushing her out of the shot or looking at he in disdain. lol

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  14. What a fun piece and a wonderful memory of your father.

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  15. Cute, cute photo! Could I have your (and your sister’s) permission to tuck it into a file for possible use in collage?

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