This picture of my dad and me was taken in Cedar Hill, Texas in 1978.
Dad loved jokes and playing around. We were throwing snowballs at my sister and grandmother.
I loved being close to him whenever I could, and I am so grateful my children got the chance to know him.
This last picture still brings tears to my eyes. It is very special and I will treasure it forever.
It is one of the last pictures I had taken with my dad. It was taken on July 6, 2010 - just a few weeks before Dad passed on in August.
Although my parents divorced when I was seven years old, my Dad wanted my Mom to be a part of this day. In fact, she was around quite a bit in the last few weeks to help. I have only one other picture with me and the two of them together after the divorce.
Daddy, you may be gone, but you are not forgotten. You are always in my heart. I love you.
Clay Ford 1934-2010