Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. – Melody Beattie
He was my introduction to so many things in life, my first in so many ways.
He was my start line to events I never knew I wanted to experience, my cheerleader along the way, always waiting there with a smile as I crossed the finish line.
He was my gas pedal when I didn’t know I needed a push and my brakes when I was unaware it was time to slow down.
He loved a road trip – teaching me so much about life and himself on the open road during long talks I still treasure.
He taught me lessons I didn’t always learn the first go round, but left me with a knowledge I would find priceless one day.
He was my guiding light when I couldn’t see the darkness that threatened to surround me. A beacon of hope I still gravitate toward.
He was the first to hold me with strong arms that embraced me in such comfort and safety their presence still lingers on my skin.
He made me laugh when I took life too seriously, always reminding me to seek the joy in the pain.
He not only worked hard to provide the basic necessities for his family, but more importantly the sense that what we had was more than enough.
A few days of bare feet on warm sand was enough to carry him through the harshest of winters.
He loved with all his heart and made me want to love and live life as passionately as he did. Music made him come alive in a way that was contagious.
He gave me more than ten things of thankful. He gave me life and left a legacy of love I will always treasure.
A special tribute to my dad, my hero, my best friend.
It has been 21 years today since we said good-bye
and while I miss you every day,
I always take a moment on this day to honor you in a special way.
Thank you for being you and in turn making me the woman I am today.
Lizzi Rogers from Considerings does a weekly event called “Ten Things of Thankful” and for the first time I am participating. A bit late or a bit early, but participating nonetheless.