I miss you every day, Dad 💙💔💜
I lost my father to diabetes in 2010. He was diagnosed at 9 months old and lived 50 years longer than doctors expected (they thought he'd be lucky to see 18).
- •The way we could talk about ANYTHINGWe even had a fun conversation one time about the possibility that humans could have originated on (and destroyed) Mars and came to Earth to start over. 🌎
- •He was one of 4 people in the world that truly GET meWhen I lost him, that number was even smaller, which made losing him all the more devastating.
- •He would have been horrified & deeply amused by the GOP primaryAnd would have totally been Feeling the Bern.
- •Dad was generous to a fault & loved to volunteerHe gave so much of himself to people & to his community.
- •He was an amazing cook 🍕🍝🍲One of his passions was cooking. He loved trying recipes from all around the world.
- •An avid reader, he loved Sci-Fi 📚I wish I'd gotten hooked on it sooner myself so we could talk about the books we'd both read.
- •He was a photographer 📷Professionally and as a hobby. He loved it & had a huge collection of antique cameras.
- •He taught me how to parentSure, we all make mistakes along the way, but I could never have the incredible relationship that I have with my kids if he hadn't taught me how to be a parent first.
- •I got my laugh from himI laugh with all my heart and often. Sure, it can get loud at times, but why laugh half-assed?! Feel that from your toes and laugh until your stomach hurts. Best core workout there is.
- •He loved fishingAs toddlers, he gave my sister & I sticks to hold so that we could go "fishing" together. 🎣
- •He was a bad ass in his dayJames Dean had nothing on him. 😉
- •He took me on his motorcycleMy mother must have had a heartattack waiting for us to get back. Lol 😨
- •He loved Halloween so much 🎃Every year he spent as much time in the Kiwanis' haunted house that he could.
- •It's just not the same without DadAnd it never will be. 💔💙