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Sunday, July 8

bittersweet celebration


an average day for us, canon digital rebel xti & flash!

Some of you may know that Boho Boy's sweet Father Leonard passed away earlier this year. Tomorrow morning we head out early to Canada to spend a week at the home where he was raised. This home was built by his father's hands with whatever scraps he could find around town. It sits on a beautiful piece of land with a plethora of trees and a bridge that leads to a river behind it. Walking through their land is like finding your way through a forest. So many memories live there. What an eclectic family they were. I will never tire of hearing their stories.

His father's birthday is this coming Tuesday and we wanted to celebrate him. So we chose to wait until his birthday to have the wake. All his friends will gather at his home and Leonard's ashes will be spread by his sons. Leonard didn't want a funeral...he wanted joy and celebration and this is what he will get.

It is so bittersweet. It will be the first time we are there since Leonard's passing. We spent time in Florida with his mother at their winter home after he passed away but have yet to go to his hometown. It will be a richly emotional time. His mother has been so strong. I have much to learn from her.

If you could send love and comfort to our family during this time, that would be wonderful. We miss Leonard deeply but we know he is smoking his corn cob pipe in heaven while playing piano and trumpet for the angels.

Boho Boy definitely has his dads talents, sense of humor and charm. Lucky me.

I'll be back in a week...

23 Comments:

Blogger renovating this heart said...

Another week away.... you will be missed here in the online world. I'll be thinking of you all during Leonard's celebration week. Hugs from Baltimore to you.

July 8, 2007 at 8:29:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Lucky Candice said...

Leonard sounds wonderful. When he passed I remember you posted all about him and how much you and Boho Boy love him. It's easy to see why you miss him so.

XOXO - take care

LC

July 8, 2007 at 9:05:00 PM PDT  
Blogger PixieDust said...

Much love, and heartfelt comfort to such a beautiful family - to such a beautiful man. Lucky angels to have him by their side, and lucky family to have you by theirs.

July 8, 2007 at 9:38:00 PM PDT  
Blogger sweet expressions said...

god speed and your family is in our
prayers. safe trip there and home

July 8, 2007 at 11:02:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Susannah said...

darling tmb, i'm sending you all lots of love - you've got my number if you need me, otherwise i'll call you when you're back. Miss you already girlie boo xxxooo

July 9, 2007 at 4:56:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Martha-Anne said...

thinking about you and hoping you enjoy your time in Canada. Sounds like you are part of an amazing family.

July 9, 2007 at 6:19:00 AM PDT  
Blogger wish studio said...

sounds like a lovely tribute you have planned. hope the experience is lifted by joy and happy memories! xo, mindy

July 9, 2007 at 6:20:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Kirsten Michelle said...

beautiful boho,
what an amazing way to honour Leonard...with a celebration of his life...where he lived it...with those who loved him most of all.
he sounds like a remarkable man.
i will hold you, your boy and your famiy in my thoughts this week.
love and blessings,
xo
k

July 9, 2007 at 7:26:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Louise said...

I'll be thinking of you both!!

July 9, 2007 at 7:36:00 AM PDT  
Blogger cheeky said...

Much love to you and everyone in the Boho family.
I'm sure it will be a beautiful time together, bittersweet as it may be.
May God's love be healing to you all.
Have a safe journey and take care.
xo

July 9, 2007 at 9:11:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous ceanandjen said...

My heart is with you love. As you know, I understand the place you are in right now. I will hold you both close and hope for a beautiful week.

love to you.xoxo

July 9, 2007 at 10:30:00 AM PDT  
Blogger jenica said...

(((hugs)))

it will be rich.

July 9, 2007 at 11:15:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Schmoops said...

Am thinking of you both, sending you love and missing you.

I received your package today, all kinds of swooning taking place. love you. xoxo

July 9, 2007 at 1:41:00 PM PDT  
Blogger one little acorn said...

I have been reading and admiring your blog for some time now and remember being particularly moved by your post about Leonard's passing. It has entered my thoughts since...
He will be honoured with tears and laughter no doubt, a very special time for you and your family and friends to celebrate and also to be still.

July 10, 2007 at 4:59:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Kathleen said...

lots of love and hugs to you and your family.
leonard is proud, i am sure of it.

xo

July 10, 2007 at 7:17:00 AM PDT  
Blogger me-nikk said...

Thinking of you both along with the rest of the family and sending oddles of love, support and boxes of soft tissues.

We're all gonna celebrate with you on here through the miles!!!

xoxoxo

me-nikk

July 10, 2007 at 11:29:00 AM PDT  
Blogger turquoise cro said...

Thought I'd check in and seeeeeeeeee whazzzuupppp! It's Tuesday and I'm thinking of all of YOU! Leonard probably is smoking his corn cob pipe and playing his trumpet for sure today! Sending YOU sweet prayers, xooooxo,Cinda

July 10, 2007 at 2:31:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Amanda said...

i'll be thinking of you and sending you lots of big, comforting hugs...
a

July 10, 2007 at 2:33:00 PM PDT  
Blogger brittany said...

You move me. I hope your trip truely is a celebration. Your family is truely inspiring.

xox
B

July 11, 2007 at 6:05:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Revealed... said...

what a beautiful way to celebrate his dad...keeping you close to my heart - looking forward to catching up when you return xxoo g

July 13, 2007 at 7:29:00 PM PDT  
Blogger megg said...

love to you all!! xo

July 14, 2007 at 3:00:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Brianna said...

Sending hugs your way.

July 14, 2007 at 6:02:00 AM PDT  
Blogger renovating this heart said...

Welcome home, sweetness. I hope you had a wonderful, memorable, special, thoughtful week with your family. Millions of hugs.

July 14, 2007 at 11:57:00 PM PDT  

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