Dec 19, 2012

One Month in Heaven

It is hard to believe that it has been one month.  One month since my dad went to heaven.  As i sit at work today, i think of how fast this month went, how it feels like i just hugged him goodbye before he left for his fishing trip at Portsmouth.  The trip that took his life.

I want to write about the accident and my feelings and emotions towards it, but today, on the one month anniversary, i would rather talk about something a little more happy, his life.

My dad was one of a kind, i know a lot of people always say that about their loved ones or friends, but he really was.  There wasn't anyone that i had ever met that was like my dad, he could make me mad and laugh all at the same time.  He was/is the smartest person i have ever met.  From before i was born, my dad strived to be the best person and businessman he could be.  I can remember when i was little thinking my dad was so cool because he owned his own business, something many kids couldn't say.  My dad was a business owner, he built something from the ground up.  It meant so much to him.  He had great success in that business, but he always looked for more.  He had passion, the kind of passion that kept his mind busy and his heart full.  I've never seen my dad so excited as i did with the invention and start up of Safe-T-Shade.  He   poured every ounce of himself into this work.  He was so dedicated to this and had so much passion for it-  i loved this about him.  He was the truest example of passion.  I light of all that has happened, i have really looked at my life.  I have realized that i have changes to make in myself.  

I promise him that i will start living with as much passion as i can.  I promise to stop worrying about the small things, in the end they don't matter.  I promise to live each day to the fullest, you really don't know when it will be your last.  I promise to always show my family and friends how much i appreciate and love them.

I hope my dad is enjoying his time in heaven, i cant wait until i see him again.    

Dec 4, 2012

November 19, 2012

This is the day that forever changed my life, it is the day that my sweet dad went to Heaven.  I still cannot believe that i have to live the rest of my life without my dad, I absolutely cannot wait until i see him again.

He is the smartest person i have ever met- and i know there was so much more life he could have lived, there was more that he wanted to do.  Although his life was cut much too short- the 56 years he was on earth were not wasted.  He lived life to the absolute fullest and was passionate about so many things.

The things i will miss the most are:  his ice blue eyes, his goofy smile, his love for having fun, his culinary concoctions he would come up with, his smell of old spice and cigars, his encouragement in everything i did, and his passion for life.

The next couple of posts will be dedicated to the life of my father.