According to the email, today is supposed to be easy. However, the pictures I found to share with you today actually make this the hardest blog post I have written so far. You see, we just lost my dad last year in October. This is the first time I have looked at any of my pictures of him. I’m proud to say that I did so without crying. I can’t say that will be true by the end of this post though as just thinking about what I want to say has me fighting tears already.
This man was an amazing father, grand father, and great grandfather. He also had some great-great grand children but never had the opportunity to meet most of them. I took care of my dad the last 7 years of his life and gave him what he wanted, to pass at home. I am so grateful that I was able to give this to him. I have no regrets where my dad is concerned. I spent a lot of quality time with him while he was here. I will forever treasure these memories I have of him.
I am so sad that he left so soon. His great-grand children still ask where papaw is when they come over. It breaks my heart every time. I know they don’t really understand but it’s still hard to explain to them.
I will say that because of this man, we had a good childhood. He worked a lot so we didn’t get to see him as much as we would have liked, but when he was there, he was completely there for all of us kids. He made sure that we had what we needed, even if it meant that he didn’t have what he needed.
I will always treasure my time that I had with him and I miss him so very much every day. So, if your dad is still here with you, give him a hug today and make sure he knows that you love him and treasure him. Because you never know when that last day will be.
Have a great day!