Jan and his sister lost their father much too young. Jan was only 13 and his sister 16. They never had the opportunity to have an adult relationship with him or chat about their favorite sports team over a beer (or two!).
Now that we have kids, I think Jan misses his dad in a new way. In a how-I-wish-you-knew-my-baby way.
Last weekend we found this picture at his sister's house:
That baby looks shockingly similar to this one:
No one has mentioned before that Kate might look like her aunt, but clearly at this age there is an eery resemblence.
I keep having to remind myself when I look at the old picture that is actually NOT a picture of Kate. Blaise is convinced it is. He keeps saying "KayKay" when he sees it. I hope this picture of Kate does the resemblence justice.
Now Jan has a picture of his dad holding his baby. It's really special.