I’m not big on sharing tons of personal details about my life. Of course pictures of my puppy dogs & family trips are fun to include, but I have always wanted to keep my business…well…business. The past 10 months or so have been completely surreal for me, my Dad was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and he passed away last week. It pretty much sucks and there is really no other way to describe the experience of being with your parent as they pass away. My Dad was the best Dad ever, isn’t that what all little girls think of their Dad? Well I do and I will miss him so very much. He was my spell checker on the blog, voice of reason when I flew off the handle and of course my biggest fan. I look like him but am a complete 180 in personality from him. I guess that is why we just got each others bad moments and laughed them off.
Before he was sick, he read my blog and literally kept EVERYTHING I sent to him. I am not kidding, we found EVERY Father’s Day, Birthday and other card or post card that I ever sent to him this week. So today as I am so fortunate and thankful for the wonderful moments that are happening in my life and my business, I am really bummed out that I can’t talk to him about it. Sure, I have tons of friends and family that I share great news with, but its your parents that always let you get by with being over the top excited about all of it. Of course I will share my great news with the world later, but I just want to figure out how to get back to reality for a bit. Although I have an amazing family and circle of friends, I feel a huge absence in my life. And since its not just me missing him, we can all remember my Dad together as family.
He loved this country and was proud to serve. It has been so comforting to hear stories from those he served with. He did so many wonderful things for others and had so much passion for what he did. I too love this country and am fortunate to have had a father that taught me what being an American should be. Love of God, country, freedom, passion and dedication will always prevail. I’m sure God has given him a wonderful place in Heaven to continue his great work!