Just a Girl Lost 2

Just a girl lost~ Here I share bits & pieces of me, in poetry, prose, music & posts from writers who inspire me.

My Daddy Has Died

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Daddy left this world Friday, July 1st at 11:46 am. He had a stroke on Sunday and was in the Lourdes Hospital ICU until he passed. He was always so active. He was an avid organic gardener and loved his tomato plants. He adored spaghetti westerns. Clint Eastwood was his hero. He loved good movies. I remember being in 7th grade? and going to the theater to just pick a new movie to watch and we both decided on ET. It was so cool. We always watched the latest James Bond movie. My mom hated the loud acoustics, so, I was his partner in crime for every new 007. He will be missed so very much. His laugh, his love of jokes and talking about the Sunday comics he found hilarious. He had so much energy and would give the shirt off of his back for anyone in need. He loved the love of his life, Sherleen, his wife of 65 years. They met on a blind date. He was 20, she was 19 and it was love at first sight. They were always together and were soulmates thru and thru. My dad was old school. He hated passwords and facetime, but he loved playing minesweeper. He was bonafide salt of the earth, French speaking Catholic Cajun. He was and is the most honest, honorable, loving, giving, God-fearing man I’ve ever had the honor to know and love. I am so blessed that he was the man I called Father.

Alton Joseph "Stretch" Barras

(from my Facebook post) It wouldn’t embed properly} F technology… ugh !!!

Dream I had…

I was halfway asleep this early morning and saw our gate. He was standing there staring. Not happy, nor sad, just staring at me SEEING me as I was.

A coward. A child. A fool. Way too spoiled and too sad in my own self-centered grief.

His eyes spoke volumes.

He saw me letting my mother down.

I saw his sadness at my own selfishness and it made me see my soul for a millisecond and it made me ashamed within my own skin.

Author: justagirllost2

Just a girl lost in some ways, found in others. Writing my thoughts, ideas, dreams, realities, pieces of me ~ not all pretty~ definitely real ~ I'm a mother with faith in God's divine providence. Belief that my mistakes and selfishness and chaotic past are a jumbled tapestry that in the end will be woven heavenly. That all is never what it seems. That good will always claim victory and there is a plan beyond what human eyes and our fallen natures can see. My three children are my miracles, my life, my blessings. They inspire me to be a better woman and human being. I hope that you and I share and learn from each other in the beauty and reality of life on this ever evolving journey. xo ~ This is a place without masks ~ without broken glass paths ~ This is a place to be free To be the me He created me to be ~ Just a girl lost XxX

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