My life changed instantly 16 years ago when my father passed away. Every year on this day I grieve his lost but I still grieve for him every day. I look in the mirror and see his footprint left on this earth. I hear his voice within my brothers. I see his eyes and smile, and I know that he’s still with me. Losing him may have changed me but I know he’s not forever lost, the man who he was lives on within his family. His Grandchildren will never meet him but they’ll love him without ever knowing him.
Every year I reflect upon my loss and my heart reverts back to the 10 year old child I was. This year is especially hard because I lost my mother in law this summer. I hope their souls meet somehow and gab all about me. I miss them both so very much so days like today are just hard. That’s the thing about unexpected deaths is that they never get easier because you never got to say goodbye.
To my father, today 16 years ago you passed away. I never got to say goodbye andÂ I just want to say that I love you so very much. Brooklin has your eyes and your smile. Kaila has your kind heart.