Day 3 – March SOLSC
“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
It’s been 12 years….
12 years since we lost you.
12 years since I didn’t get to say good-bye.
12 years since I’ve heard you say “Hey Jen, it’s Dad.”
12 years since I’ve heard your laugh – the infectious laugh that everyone misses.
12 years since I’ve gotten a silly email from you.
12 years since we sat on the couch watching Law & Order.
12 years since I’ve had to iron your shirts because you wouldn’t ask mom.
12 years since we had a Diner date.
12 years since I’ve gotten a card signed “Love, Dad.”
12 years since you’ve twirled me around a dance floor while singing in my ear.
It’s been 12 years…
12 years without your comforting hugs.
12 years without your stories and advice.
12 years without scenic tours.
12 years without hearing you tell Brian that Coors Light is the best because you can drink it all day.
12 years without your last minute projects you needed my help with.
12 years without our Christmas eve shopping trips.
12 years without your light up the room smile.
12 years without trips to Carvel (Wednesday is Sundae!)
12 years without seeing the pride on your face when you spoke about Brian and me.
12 years without your positive attitude, life of the party, happy go lucky, contagious personality present in my life.
It’s been 12 years without you and I just miss you…
I’m participating in the March Slice of Life Story Challenge! Thank you to the team of writers at Two Writing Teachers for this wonderful writing community. A place for us to grow together as writers.