Day 3 – SOLSC #sol17
This is a date that I will never forget. Some people wonder why I would want to remember it, but it’s not that I want to. I just do. I can’t control it. I see the date – my mind remembers. I hear the date – My mind remembers. It’s not a day I celebrate. It’s not an anniversary I enjoy. But, I remember it because it marks the day when my life changed forever. 11 years ago I lost my dad, my hero, when God called him home.
He would have been so proud of me taking on this writing challenge and I know he would’ve read my posts every day. He may have even emailed this blog to all of his friends and our family. He once took the first report card I ever got with straight A’s, made like 10 copies, and hung it around our neighborhood for all to see. I remember being so embarrassed when I saw what he did. He was just that proud dad.
I was going to write all about the day I lost him, but after reading Michelle Haseltine’s Slice about her dad (click here to read her post), I was inspired to try a poem. So here goes…
“Those whom we have loved never really leave us. They live on forever in our hearts and cast their radiant light onto our every shadow.” S. Rossetti
Love you and miss you Dad every minute of every day.