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Sunday, June 17, 2012

For Dad

 Rick and Bailey at Nan's 1987

June 6th marked one year without my dad. While this technically isn't my first Father's Day without him, it is the first of such that I'm able to truly appreciate everything he was to me. As cliche as it sounds, it's not often that you know what you've lost until it's gone. I always thought he'd be here, he seemed so indestructible. He could fix what seemed impossibly broken, braved disgustingly hair filled bathroom drains to find rouge diamond earrings, drove miles to pick up three college kids on the side of the road, in the middle of the night, in the worst part of the city... I could go on for days.

While time has made it easier to remember all the good times the absence is astoundingly clear. I don't know where I fall in terms of the afterlife, but Dad, wherever you are, know you're missed and loved and will always be remembered.

I hope everyone has a moment today to appreciate their Dad for everything he is or was. Dad's don't always show it, but they all have a soft side and sometimes need a bit of a reminder of how much you care.

1 comment:

  1. I really have no relationship with my dad, so it's so nice to hear that you are appreciating the great person your dad was. I'm sorry for his death,Bailey. I know, when someone you love dies, it's the hardest thing. One of my best friends died in April, so I totally understand:D

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