Today my Dad would have been 79 years old.
I miss him everyday…but feel him with me in everything I do…
……in the Maine Sunsets…
…..in Coopers unrelenting WIT and his infectious Smile….
…in Phoebe’s WARMTH and her passion for LIFE!
…Tate’s HUGE HEART , and absolute laser-like focus on his goals….
I hear my Dad’s voice,
AS HE encourageS me back to standing UPRIGHT when I feel overwhelmed and exhausted by taking two steps forward and 5 steps back…when I want to just give up…I hear him say…”TOMORROW just might be the day!”….I see his smiling face from the front row of everything I did…and I feel his tight warm HUGS and how very much he loved me and his WONDERFUL life and how NOT once, not even for a second, did he ever give up HIS FIGHT…..
MY DAD inspires me each day to be my BEST self…even if in THAT moment my best self is simply – letting someone speak first, or saying “Thanks!” or TAKING the high road…or Painting a portrait of a GIRAFFE AND A KITTEN…he is always there with me, rooted deeply in my HEART, which often aches and misses having a parent…he is with me always….
…..and I celebrate today the day he was born…..
AS a GREAT and GLORIOUS day!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!