I have been working on what I have wanted to say for this blog a couple of days now. I would write a paragraph or two and then erase it because it didn’t honor my dad enough. I have been searching for the perfect words, because I felt like he deserved to have them said about him on this date. You see, four years ago today my dad passed away leaving a family that was not ready to let him go. Anyone that has ever lost someone close knows that regardless of how much time has passed, it remains tough not having that person around. Daddy was a good man. No, he was a great man with great qualities and I can proudly say that it is an honor to be his son.
His hobbies included cooking, singing, dancing, painting, and photography. Because I didn’t have a shot at any of the rest, he taught me about photography. He was a brilliant artist and an even better dad to my sister and me. My sister Jessica is about to have a baby next month. Vernice and I are so excited for Jessica and her husband Brian. Their prayers have been answered as they are about to become parents to a beautiful baby boy. I know she wishes as much as we do that Daddy could be here to celebrate this exciting time. Having said that, we know he is looking down on us and we feel his presence in our lives.
I can gladly say that Daddy loved Vernice, and he welcomed her in the family many years before she actually joined the family. He always had the most positive things to say about her and I have no doubt in my mind that he wanted her to be my wife and companion. He would always tell her to “look after my boy.” I’d say she has done a fine job.
I’d like to finally say that family is everything. As you take time for yourself today, think about the people you love and care about the most. Let them know how much they mean to you everyday. God has taken good care of us and we feel his many blessings. We miss our Dad today and always. We will never forget the positive impact he had in our lives. His kind heart and smiling face will live on forever. So while today is the four year anniversary of his death, to us it represents the four year anniversary of his entrance into heaven and I find a lot of peace in that. [M]
Here are a few pictures I want to share with you all. Enjoy.
This is the last day I spent with Daddy as well as the last picture we took together. We had lunch at Wades for Thanksgiving. I keep a copy of this in my office to remind me to live each day to the fullest.
Here are a few of his paintings…such a talented man.
He always had his camera with him. Now you can see where we get it from. The bottom picture is us on the golf course. He would always pay for the round of golf and I would pay for the sodas. We had a good system.
Remember that each day is a gift so enjoy it to its fullest! Check back over the weekend as we have much more to blog about. Thanks for coming back to our site. Your support means the world to us. Cheers.