'Days With My Father'.... (Now in Book Form)

FATHER'S DAY is just around the corner and I'm sure many of you are looking forward to it.  It's not often I get to see MY DAD, as he doesn't live in the same state as I do...which makes it tough. In fact, the last time I saw him was for my wedding this past January. I already miss him sitting at my breakfast table (trying to eat healthier food). My dad (unfortunately) isn't one to eat a healthy diet, so when he was here visiting me...my husband & I made sure he ate healthy meals. Am I worried that he doesn't eat healthier foods?  Of course.

This leads me to this post about "Days with my Father", a photo journal that was all over the internet a couple years ago & is now finally in book form. The book is by Photographer, Phillip Toldedano who photographs and narrates his father's last years alive.  Phillip's father goes through severe memory loss after the death of Phillip's mother and throughout the process he captures his dad in his many changing states. The book is more like a HEART-BREAKING photo essay documenting his 98 year old father.


You can get your copy of "Days with my Father" here.

If you'd like to read this AMAZING journal on the website, go here.
(don't forget you must click through the images to keep reading)



I recall the first time I came across Phillip's website, it was very touched to say the least... and definitely made me think of my own father...   As well as sad moments, there were moments of bittersweet HUMOR. 

I PURCHASED this book last night & I highly recommend it! It's nice to know that I have access to it in book form to share with others.







Have you read Phillip's journal yet?? What will YOU be doing on Father's day?





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28 comments

  1. wow, jen, this sounds amazing! thanks so much for introducing his work to those of us who weren't blogging a few years back :) i can't wait to check it out!

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  2. I just went through the website. Wow. That was so, so touching.

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  3. I cant wait to check it out....It sounds amazing!
    Have a wonderful day:)
    Kisses

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  4. Oh my goodness. If there are typos in this comment it's because my vision is blurred by tears. I went to the site, and... It's so sad, so heartbreaking, so beautiful. It puts things in perspective.

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  5. Oh my goodness. If there are typos in this comment it's because my vision is blurred by tears. I went to the site, and... It's so sad, so heartbreaking, so beautiful. It puts things in perspective.

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  6. this. seriously made me squeeze my tears in from falling. (i'm at work; can't be tearing up now!) so touching. thank you for sharing this. <3

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  7. wonderful, indescribable mood I am in now. Thank you for sharing.

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  8. this is absolutely gorgeous. i'm getting this for my father. thank you for sharing.

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  9. I have seen this before and it upset for me days. It is so so sad. I love my dad so much!

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  10. awwwwe! omg I so want to buy the book! I went through the pictures on his website about a year ago and I'm not gunna lie, I cried like a baby! It's soooo touching (:

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  11. Wow what a great post,, i never saw these photos.. This is really touching i had goosebumps ,, thank you for sharing Jen.

    xoxo
    Edyta

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  12. The photos are so touching. Very sad...

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  13. I don't think I would be able to get through it after seeing the picture. It reminds me of the struggle with my father before he died.

    Peace, Love and Chocolate
    Tiffany

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  14. me encanta la mirada de estas fotos!

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  15. I love the photo of the son holding his father. Our parents hold and protect us when we are young. When they are hold, as we do the same for them.

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  16. Aaahhh Father's Day! Didn't grown up with a dad but glad to have some good ones around me!
    So I will celebrate it with my 2 favorite dads - my husband and my brother - basking in a Sunday brunch at Max Brenners and catching up with a funny movie - like the Grownups!

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  17. sadly my dad and mom are still vacationging till tuesday...we'll be celebrating early next week with a cook out upon their return :)
    happy weekend!

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  18. sounds awesome..... I will be with my husband and daughter in the desert... Missing my dad.

    Lovely post....

    xxx
    ceo

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  19. This was amazing - thank you for sharing this!

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  20. ugh! I just read that and cried and cried and cried! It reminds me of my grandpa. Just like him. I was there when he died, at home, surrounded by family. And I gotta tell you it's true. Its a weird, sad, and almost relieving feeling when it's all over because you know that he's in a place where he doesn't have to worry, or be scared,or ask what day it is, or cry, or call people by the wrong names (he used to see me and call me Paula...Paula is my mom / his daughter...always broke my heart when he did...not because he didn't remember me but because he saw his little 20 year old girl). Thanks for posting this.

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  21. Love this book! My b-day is actually on Father's Day, so my Dad and I will be hanging out together all day :)
    Nancy

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  22. ALISON:
    Thank you for sharing that...that was really touching to read. I can't imagine what it must be like.

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  23. Great post, I love love your blog and your style...just wanted to let you know I gave you a blog award on mine! Thought you would want to know.

    Suzanne

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  24. i have read this. late at night. before bed and sweet jesus it's sad. like really sad.

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  25. Dad's are the best! I just lost my father for two weeks ago... Remember to cherish those few moments you share with your loved ones!

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  26. Thank you for posting this. I had not seen this before and the timing for me is perfect. The book, the photographs, the story is heartbreaking ans heartwarming at the same time.

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