(The last photo taken of my Dad, June 2014)
My Dad, My Hero, My Friend
I miss you. Not just today, but every day. I wish I could call you on the phone just one more time. I can ask you if it’s bad timing or not to which you would then reply, “It’s never bad timing to talk to my beautiful daughter." I’m so glad I always told you how much I loved you. I know you love me, too - unconditionally. Your strength gave me a sense of stability & safety. I’m trying to be strong Dad, but the tears come like waves. Someday we will understand why your life was shortened. I continue to yearn for answers, but the Lord rebukes me and reminds me to, “ Leave it to Him.” I know that you will continue to watch over me & my family. Thank you for always making me feel like the most talented, capable young woman in all the world. Thank you for genuinely being in awe of everything I was trying to become. Thank you for being the most forgiving, compassionate, good-humored individual I have ever known. Thank you for being MY Dad. Someday we will meet again, and my joy will be full, but until then, I will strive to be a daughter that will make you and my Heavenly Father simply rejoice.
I will always love you until we meet again.