Family And Music: A Revisit

This Sunday will be Father’s Day here in the UK, as well as in the US and in many other countries around the world. I posted this piece a year ago today, and felt it right to share it again. It has become a firm favourite of my posts, and has been in my all time top ten since shortly after I published it. It is one of my longer works, but please don’t let that put you off! It says a lot about the importance of family in our lives, and this is a good time to be reminded of that, I think. And I’m happy to report that my own Dad is still with us: he is now 94, and is suffering from dementia, but he is still my Dad and I love him.

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These are two of the most important things in my life. Whilst others may well debate the importance of music, I think we will all agree that family is everything to us. Back in June 2018 our family was blessed with the birth of my first (and so far only) granddaughter. Not surprisingly, this major life moment didn’t go unnoticed here on my blog, and I wrote two posts about her birth, and my hopes for her future, both of which were themed around a song. I mentioned these in a comment chat on a friend’s blog the other night, and it struck me that many of you won’t have seen those posts before. Both have been reprised, but as that was two years ago it seemed a good enough reason to edit these into a combined post, as the thoughts and feelings I shared then are still just as…

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26 thoughts on “Family And Music: A Revisit

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  3. Happy Fathers Day Clive xx A friend of mine down here in Australia thought something was up with Facebook the last couple of days…so many Happy Fathers Day messages x…she wasn’t aware that a lot of countries celebrate it in June and not like Australia and a few who celebrate in September. x

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  4. “I hope you dance” is such a beautiful,poignant song!
    “Teach your Children Well” is a great song as well.
    How special to have 2 adorable granddaughters!
    And I am sorry about your Dad and his dementia, but like you said, the love goes on! ❤
    Happy Father’s Day Clive, have a special weekend!

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  5. It’s a blessing to have your 94 year-old Dad with you, Clive! My dad passed away at 86 after having a stroke for a year.
    Your two granddaughters are darling. They’re so precious. My granddaughters are 4 3/4 and 2 1/4. I try to see them as often as I can.
    Happy Father’s Day to you and your Dad!

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  6. I remembered enjoying this post as soon as I saw it. In fact, I was interested in what I wrote at the time. I suppose because I’m one step closer (now that my son is engaged), grandchildren are more on my mind all the time. An early Happy Father’s Day to you, Clive, and I hope that you get to enjoy your TWO grandchildren for many years to come.

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  7. Such an awesome post! I completely agree with your thought that we should never forget to show the people we care about our love. Congrats on your two beautiful granddaughters! I am childless, but I do have two nieces.

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    • Thank you! It is easy to forget to say that, isn’t it. It kind of gets taken for granted but we need to show we care. Those two are lovely, aren’t they! I hope your nieces bring you joy too 😊

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  8. Lovely post. Glad you directed us to it. I also have two grands and they are utter joys. I made a photo collage of our daughters for my ex after he left, but he probably threw it out. He wants nothing to do with any of us nor the grands. It’s very sad. But my joy remains my daughters and now my grands too ❤️❤️

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    • Thank you. I’m aware that many, such as your good self, have joined since last year – let alone 2018 – and probably wouldn’t have seen this before. That family break is sad, but you have the joy of your family and that is so important.

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  9. I remember this from a few years ago and it is still a great post with perfect tunes. You are so lucky to still have your father here with you. As you know, I had a wonderful dad. He has been gone for 15 years now but he still affects every day of my life. My husband’s father will turn 90 on Sunday, Father’s Day. We are having a little garden party for him. Happy Father`s Day, Clive.

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    • Thank you, Darlene. I’m pleased you like it, as it means a lot to me. We’ve spoken about your Dad before and I hope you can enjoy those special memories again on Sunday. Happy Birthday to your father-in-law 😊

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