Chocolate for Dad – Poem September 26, 2016 / laura bruno lilly / 24 Comments Albert Peter Bruno April 13, 1923 September 22, 2016 Chocolate for Dad Shared squares of taste induced memories Wisps of happiness Deep cell remembrances Of a life well lived Share this:TwitterFacebookTelegramEmailLike this:Like Loading... Agrodolce Vita, Family coffee & chocolateDadlife & death realitiespoetrytransitions Previous post Summer of Dad Next post Riddle of the Wind Turbines 24 Comments Lulu October 10, 2016 at 8:03 am Hi Laura, Just wanted to let you know that I’m thinking of you. I hope that you are doing ok with the terrible storms that are tearing through the coast. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Also, I nominated you for the Leibster Award if you would like to participate whenever you are back to blogging again. There’s no pressure at all to post about it, especially with everything else going on, but I love your blog and wanted to let you know. ~ Lulu https://realadventuresofbecomingme.wordpress.com/2016/10/10/a-pause-for-recognition/ Loading... Reply laura bruno lilly (Post author) October 15, 2016 at 4:43 pm Dad’s funeral/celebration of life was yesterday…will be leaving for SC on Friday with hubby at the wheel of our little Toyota. As for those storms…Terry drove out of the Hurricane to come to me here…how romantic and valiant and loyal…It’s been a comfort with him by my side once again… Terry (hubby) likes to start the story: “I drove out of Hurricane Matthew to reunite with Laura after her Dad passed away…” And, yes, I will definitely look into the Leibster Award deets after I get back…thank you for thinking of me in these times as well as nominating me. take care peace Loading... Reply Bob September 30, 2016 at 4:02 pm I’m very sorry for the pain of the loss of your father. Our solace is the knowledge that he is with God while continuing to watch over you. Loading... Reply laura bruno lilly (Post author) October 1, 2016 at 8:40 am Thank you for the reminder that He is continuing to care/watch over me during this time. Sometimes I forget. Loading... Reply Loridr September 30, 2016 at 2:55 pm I’ve been visiting new blogs today (new to me), and I came across this sad time you are going through. My heart goes out to you. May you find some comfort as you grieve. Loading... Reply laura bruno lilly (Post author) September 30, 2016 at 3:30 pm Thank you for stopping by and even venturing a ‘comment’ on a sad post. I visited your site and will peruse more as time passes. We have some things in common, paisan’ peace Loading... Reply Lulu September 30, 2016 at 9:26 am Laura, I am so sorry for your loss. It is amazing and also painful the way our senses can jolt us into a memory so suddenly and without any warning. I am instantaneously transported to my grandfather’s kitchen when I smell freshly roasted coffee brewing in just a certain way, at just a certain time of morning, when the air is silent and still. Sending you love and prayers, and praying for your dad, that he may be in heaven and know the peace that only God can give. Loading... Reply laura bruno lilly (Post author) September 30, 2016 at 3:28 pm Beautiful image of your grandfather’s kitchen and coffee aroma… Thank you for all your prayers and encouragements. Loading... Reply Deborah Brasket September 27, 2016 at 2:55 pm I am so sorry for your loss, Laura. I love your line about “deep cell remembrances.” Our loved ones do become a part of our very beings, bodily as well as spiritually. Loading... Reply laura bruno lilly (Post author) September 28, 2016 at 7:34 am Thank you. If anyone ‘gets’ that line other than myself, I figured you would. Loading... Reply Donna@GWGT September 27, 2016 at 1:16 pm So sorry for you having lost your dad this past week. He lived a long life. I know the loss since both my parents are gone., both in their 60’s. Loading... Reply laura bruno lilly (Post author) September 28, 2016 at 7:32 am Donna, your folks, gone too soon, too young…I do realize the gift of Dad’s quality of longevity and ache all the more for those such as yourself. Loading... Reply Jennie Fitzkee September 26, 2016 at 7:01 pm So very nice, Laura! Loading... Reply laura bruno lilly (Post author) September 27, 2016 at 8:41 am Sweet compliment coming from ‘teacher’…thanks. 🙂 Loading... Reply Jane Chesebrough September 26, 2016 at 2:25 pm Hi Laura; Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing but happy for you that you got to see him. Those memories will hold you in the days and years ahead.I love your notice , well said and savoured. Just said a prayer for you for strength, continued creativity and heartfelt comfort in your Creator. Jane Loading... Reply laura bruno lilly (Post author) September 26, 2016 at 3:44 pm Jane, our shared hardship(s) make your prayer seem stronger to me…thank you. Loading... Reply Lillian Batarseh September 26, 2016 at 11:23 am I’m so sorry for the loss of your dear Father. May your beautiful memories sustain you and God bring you comfort. Loading... Reply laura bruno lilly (Post author) September 26, 2016 at 3:42 pm I’m so glad you got to ‘know’ him…thank you, Madame Lillian Loading... Reply Andy September 26, 2016 at 11:12 am So sorry to hear of your loss, Laura. Sending thoughts and prayers across the pond to you. X Loading... Reply laura bruno lilly (Post author) September 26, 2016 at 3:41 pm Reaching out for those thoughts and prayers…thank you. Loading... Reply Janis September 26, 2016 at 9:50 am May all your memories of your dad be as sweet as this. I’m so very sorry for you and your family. Loading... Reply laura bruno lilly (Post author) September 26, 2016 at 11:07 am Always remembered, never forgotten… Thank you, Janis. Loading... Reply Linda W. September 26, 2016 at 9:45 am Oh Laura. I’m so sorry. What a beautiful tribute to your dad. I’ll be praying for your family. Loading... Reply laura bruno lilly (Post author) September 26, 2016 at 11:01 am Thank you, Linda. Prayers are always a warm and fuzzy treat for me. Loading... Reply Looking forward to hearing from you! Comments are heartily welcome, but all are moderated so won't automatically show after you press 'post comment'. Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.