Sunday, June 19, 2011

Dear Dad..

I miss you every moment, of every day. I miss how you didn't just listen to everything I said, you heard it. I miss how you always mumbled "Love ya" at the end of each call. I love and appreciate that you would tell me to "Have a good day!" when I would leave the house and then ask "How was your day?" when I got home. I love how protective you were. So much so, you didn't even want me to drive on the interstate unless I really had to! I miss how obsessed you were with karaoke. There wasn't a door you didn't open for me or a bag you ever left me carry. My heart feels a little bit empty without your physical presence here and sometimes I don't know how I can go on...
You are the best Dad and I hope you know that!
My Dad and Mom, young in the 80s.

Dad and I at the Mariah Carey concert. 

Dad and I with a tiger. hahahaha

Dad and I after our dance at my wedding.






I hope everyone can hug your Dad real hard today or talk a little bit longer on the phone. Don't take it for granted.

6 comments:

Mrs. W. said...

Beautiful post. Your dad sounds like he was such a great guy.

Thinking of you today, Steph!

Kate said...

Oh, Steph. I wish I had the right words of my own to add, but I'll just ditto Mrs. W, and say your dad sounds like a great guy. You're in my thoughts today.

moderndaywife said...

Steph, I am thinking about you today and this is a beautiful tribute to your dad, he seemed like a wonderful part of your life. xoxo

Anonymous said...

He was too young to leave. Life is not always fair but when someone loves you that much they will always be in your heart.

Christin said...

Such a sweet post.

Meredith said...

Ugh. That is so hard. I cannot even imagine. He seems like a great man.