Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I am Thankful

This is my Dad and I love him so! I am thankful that he is my Dad. I lost him on February 5, 2006. He has been on my mind alot these last few days as my daughter Olivia has been carrying around pictures of him and "talking" to him. I am thankful that I had a Dad that loved me as much as he did. My Dad wasn't perfect but his love was strong and he taught me that family always comes first. Losing my Dad has been hard I miss him so much and I am saddened that he never got to see Olivia here on earth with us.
In November of 2005, my sister called my Dad to remind him of a Dr. appointment only to find out that my Dad had taken a nasty fall earlier that day a result of blacking out. That was scary and what turned out to be a blessing. My Dad soon had lots of appointments with Dr.'s which turned into heart surgery. We found out that most people in his condition would not have regained consciousness after the black out, my Dad did and spent the next couple months alive. The story is heartbreaking but I know in my heart that my Dad is in Heaven and that one day we will be together again.  I am thankful that I got to be there with my Dad, that he wasn't alone and that without a doubt in my soul I know that he knew how much he was loved.
Hold on to those you love, tell them often that you love them and never hold grudges you seriously never know what the next minute will bring.


  1. This is a lovely post about your Dad..I lost both my parents on the same day in 2003 and there are still moments when I miss them desperately.
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  2. This is really sweet :)