It was exactly 8 weeks ago that I took on the task of clearing out one of the bedrooms at my mom’s house. I find joy in throwing “stuff” out, my theory is if you don’t remember it OR it was not used in the past week –LET IT GO! After dumping at least 80% of the “stuff” in the room, I came across some very sentimental items, all of my high school graduation cards. The card that I will always treasure was the card from my dad, wow to seen his signature from 13 years ago:) I remember sitting on the stage at my high school graduation and looking over at my family and winking. It feels like it was yesterday and the fact I also insisted on having a limo transport us to and from the graduation ceremony. My dad tried to provide anything for his “smooch”.
He always wanted me to go to college as I was thinking “come on dad what else would I do” 🙂 Unfortunately my dad passed away during the 1st semester of my sophomore year. I can remember the pride on my dad’s face when I made the dean’s list. It was tough returning to school but I pride my dad felt made it worth the effort.
When I look back over my life I often wonder if he is my guardian angel. Hopefully he is and smiling down on his busy grandchildren who constantly throw his “smooch” for a loop. Just the other day my baby bro and I were talking about how each of us stand just like our dad. It was funny that we both noticed. Dad you are missed every Father’s Day and beyond. Love ya forever, “Smooch” —To my brothers, I hope you are remembering some of dad’s lessons everyday as you raise your kids!
Wishing all the dads, a wonderful and blessed day!