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Monday, June 09, 2014

My Dad

There's not a day that goes by where I don't think about my Dad and how very much I miss him. Two years ago today my life changed with an early morning phone call from my sister. To this day, if the phone rings before nine, my heart drops to my stomach. We all still ache. I pour my grief and my love out onto my journal pages. I am grateful to be able to do this.

Two years later, I look at my photos, listen to his cds, think of his stories and surround myself with his love. I would give anything to talk to him and to hear that wonderful laugh of his again. Always such caring and concern in his voice. Always love. That was my Dad.

(July 2011 with Tristan on our way to Colorado.)


Andrea Massa said...

I love you <3

Sandy said...

My thoughts and prayers have been with you this month. I know how hard the days are for you. Sending you huge hugs.

Jenn Conner said...

Kelly, your dad will always be with you. He is your angel now and will always be looking over you. He isn't truly gone because you and your family are carrying him and his love in your hearts. Thinking about you guys today! <3 Jenn

Kitten said...

Dear Kelly...Thanks for sharing such wonderful memories of your Dad. Remember he's always with you...especially in your heart.

Roseann Cazares said...

Thinking of you, my dear friend. xoxo

Marylinn Kelly said...

KellY - If there is a good part to this, I'd say it is in have so many ways to keep him close - CDs, I hope with your father's voice. The anniversaries are not easy days. xo

Sue Marrazzo said...

What a nice tribute!

Seth said...

What a beautiful tribute Kelly. My heart goes out to you and the family.

Lottie me said...

I am so very sorry to read that this anniversary of your Dad's passing is hurting you so very much.

But I am sure that you will gather strength, and hopefully some joy at remembering all the wonderful times you spent together.

I do feel your pain, and wish I could take some of it away for you.

(I was never 'lucky' enough to enjoy a parents love during my growing up, and often envy those with parents and happy memories. But on the plus side, I guess that I have been spared the acute pain of losing parents and relatives)

My heart truly goes out to you.