Photo Friday: Family

Dubrow Family April 2012
Dubrow Family April 2012

My father passed away on July 11th after a very long fight with lung cancer. I've been thinking about him a lot, and about what he tried to teach me, and what I learned from him. I know I'll come back to writing on my blog soon, and I hope you'll stick with me until then. It feels a little surreal to think of writing about the fun we've had in the world now that my family has lost an important member.

This week, instead of a picture about a destination, I wanted to post a picture of the last time all the Dubrows were together. Sometimes in all the excitement of planning a trip, scheduling the experiences, dreaming about the food and taking in the magic of a new place it's easy to forget why we do it all... for the pure joy that comes from experiencing it all with the people you love most in the world. At its root, this is what family travel means to me.

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      1. Keryn @ Walkingon Travels on July 26, 2012 at 10:56 p.m.

        I've been thinking about you and the kids a lot this week. Travel really is only as good as the people you are with. Big hugs from our family to yours.

      2. Terumi on July 26, 2012 at 11:25 p.m.

        Thinking of you Debbie and thankful for what you share. Your beliefs on family travel are inspiring and I'm so sorry about your dad.

      3. Mary @ The World Is A Book on July 26, 2012 at 11:45 p.m.

        I'm sorry about your dad. My thoughts and prayers with you and your family.

      4. Sophie on July 27, 2012 at 1:11 a.m.

        So sorry for your loss, Debbie. My mum died almost a month ago now and it still feels unreal. Despite all logic, I somehow thought her immortal.

      5. Jody on July 27, 2012 at 5:11 a.m.

        Oh, Debbie... I'm so sorry for your loss. I completely believe that travel is about family. I love your tribute to your dad.

      6. Lisa on July 27, 2012 at 5:35 a.m.

        I'm so sorry for your family's loss, Debbie. You're right that the joy of travel comes from experiencing the world with the people that we love most and it's so important that we cherish every moment that we have with them.

      7. Becca @ R We There Yet Mom? on July 27, 2012 at 5:46 a.m.

        I am so sorry to hear about your father, Debbie. My thoughts are with you....

      8. Jessica on July 27, 2012 at 7:02 a.m.

        So sorry for your loss, Debbie. Thank you for sharing your beautiful family with us!

      9. Chris (Amateur Traveler) on July 27, 2012 at 8:41 a.m.

        So sorry to hear about the loss of your father

      10. Beth Henry on July 27, 2012 at 3:29 p.m.

        I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that God will comfort you and your family in this time of mourning. Take the time you need with your family. Your fans will be here for you when you're ready to write again.

      11. Debbie on July 30, 2012 at 9:01 p.m.

        Thank you everyone for your kind words and comfort.

      12. Jenna on August 7, 2012 at 4 a.m.

        Just saw this and wanted to pass on my condolences and encourage you to take all the time you feel appropriate. I enjoyed your words about spending time with family as the main reason for traveling--it reminds me to do the same.