This photo was taken in May of 2011. I decided to use this for this week's post because Unka Bob is always in my heart... and Aubrey's too. We lost him last year to cancer. He was like a second father to me and I have very few memories that don't include him.
I will always believe in my heart that the news of Aubrey's upcoming arrival and the joy that she brought to our family is what kept him so strong for so long.
The smile that she could put on his face was incredible. Love, pride, amazement. He adored her and she adored him right back. I make sure that we talk about Unka Bob every day. I want to keep her two years of memories of him alive. Her memories. Not ours. She talks to him. She looks to heaven with a smile on her face and talks to her Unka Bob. She sends balloons to heaven for him. I want to keep him alive in her heart so she will always know the love he had for her. It was beautiful.
She was his girl and always will be.