Tears of sorrow, tears of emptiness, tears of relief, tears for my family, tears of joy for all the memories. The loss of my father, my friend, my bud . . . leaves me in a quiet place. My heart hurts, yet I know soon it will be filled again with a flood of memories of our lives.
I am forever ‘the kid’. . .
Mostly I will miss your laughter, your hand on my shoulder when you called me bud and our heartfelt hugs. Goodbyes were always hard for us whenever I returned to my home and life away from you. Our phone conversations meant the world to me and the way I got you to say the “I love you’s” – but between you and I, you were always my best hug and most connected. It’s funny how years pass and people change – I like how we changed, how our relationship changed over the years — I don’t need to tell you how much I love you, because I already know you know. And most importantly – I know how much you loved me – it always showed through your eyes, your smile, your words and those hugs. We never shared a lot of tears – but these last couple months – we got to share those too.
Thank you dad – for being my dad and loving me unconditionally. I will miss you forever.