Thursday, August 26, 2010

Quiet Interlude

I Joshua Bell's violin version of this song!

My father sang many a solo of Ave Maria at

our church of The Immaculate Conception.

He had the most beautiful tenor voice!

He sang the Ave Maria at my

daughter's wedding while she placed a

bouquet of flowers at the base of

the Blessed Virgin Mary statue.

This song never fails to bring tears to my eyes.

I sure wish we had digital recordings

of that moment in the church.

Their wedding was 2 days before Christmas.

Dad's birthday was the 9th of August.

He's been gone for 6 years now

but I still miss my Dad &

think of him every time I hear this song!

Just feeling a little melancholy this morning.



  1. Sweet post, Rett. Beautiful photos! It's comforting that our loved ones continue to live in our hearts and minds.
    I hope you have a wonderful day. ~ Sarah

  2. Rett what a beautiful post. I wish I had had my dad as long as that.. He died when I was 27. Hugs MM

  3. Oh Rett, I am so sorry for your loss, but what wonderful memories! Ave Maria is one of my favorite songs and I know how it must touch your heart every time you hear it. The picture of him with your daughter is priceless. Hugs to you today...

  4. Oh Rett, such a precious post. I love that song too and I also miss my dad terribly. Hugs, Marty

  5. Dear Rett, what a wonderful post. I love that picture of your Daddy and You rubbing noses. How Sweet is that? Bless you Friend,

  6. A beautiful post and tribute to your dad, Rett. The picture with your daughter is so very sweet. Thank you for sharing with us today.

  7. That made me cry Rett. Such beautiful photos, and I could almost here your dad singing Ave Maria. The most beautiful song ever. He sings with the angels now. My dad died 9 years ago. I wish he was still with us. He would be 79--gone too soon.

  8. Beautiful post, Rett. I love the picture of your dad and daughter, it's so sweet. I'm sorry for your loss and hope the good memories stay with you always.


  9. What a wonderful picture of your dad and your daughter. I am getting familiar with that feeling of longing for your parent...I don't like it. I hope that your wonderful memories help you through your moments of sadness.

    I got married 3 days after Christmas...the holiday church picture brought back memories.

  10. Hi Rett!!!
    It is wonderful to look back at all the great memories we have of Our Daddy's!!So glad you shared this with us today, A Tenor voice is so lovely to listen to, I also love that song.
    Your pics of your daughter's wedding day are so precious, love that Eskimo kiss!!So many great memories!!
    hugs to you today
    he is smiling down at you today!!!

  11. Nice tribute to your Dad, my Dad's birthday is 10th of August. Take care.

  12. I see so much of Caroline in your daughter's face! Wow! You're lucky you had your dad that long. Mine died 3 days before my 7th birthday and I lost my Mom when I was only 40.

  13. Such a touching post, Rett! I miss my dad, too...and it's been 17 years. I have a lot of wonderful memories, though. Have a good weekend...hugs...Debbie

  14. I can relate very much to missing your dad. Mine has been gone 11 years. It seems completely impossible. I love your picture of the Eskimo kiss. It is priceless.

    I couldn't even click the link to Ave Maria. That song makes me so emomtional. I don't even know the words yet I cry when I hear it.

    I loved your post. Thanks for letting me intrude on your heart.

  15. Ah, Rett, what a sweet post this was.
    My mother sings 'My Best to You' at all the family weddings and it never fails to bring a tear to my eye - precious times.

  16. I love that pic of your dd and dad. So sweet! I don't think I have one picture of me with my dad. And yes, it would be so nice to hear his voice, especially singing!
    Enjoy the memories, Rett. No one can take those from us.

  17. Rett, what precious memories. Val's wedding was spectacular. I can't imagine a time in any church when the interior is any more beautiful than at Christmas....unless it is dressed for a Christmas wedding. Hugs to you, my special, special friend.

  18. Beautiful, and thoughtful post:-) I cannot imagine how much you miss your dad. I am a daddy's girls and I am cherishing every day I have with him. I'm so glad he is next door.

  19. This is beautiful!!Ave Maria is my husband's favorite song, I called him in here to hear it, we listened twice!

    Beautiful pictures, sweet memories.


  20. Oh, Rett, a father's love for his little girl is never forgotten or lessened. That is a beautiful picture of him and your daughter. I know your Dad is so close by your side even if he is physically not here. This is a beautiful post. I probably should say I am sorry for your loss but I know he is in your heart every minute of every day and oh so close by. Don't ask how I know. Take care dear friend.

  21. I just found your blog and am now following you. Lovely post. My daddy is also gone but lives in my heart, he too had a beautiful tenor singing voice. I had to cry with the Ave Maria by Joshua Bell, so beautifully done. It was played at my wedding and I also placed my bouquet with the Virgin Mary while it was playing. mom's birthday was Aug. 8, she lived to be 95 years old. Very touching photo of your daughter and your dad. Hugs...Lu


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