October 21st marked 10 yrs since my dad passed away. I really meant to post that day with some pics of him, but I obviously did not get to it. I had not always been close to my dad. He and my mom divorced when I was 10. My sister and I lived with dad, and I basically raised my sister. He was never a bad parent. It's just that mom was my "friend" and let me do whatever I wanted. When I was a Jr/Sr in high school, dad and I became closer. Then I started working for him right before I got married, which brought us closer.
I had talked to him the last time on Oct. 20, 1999. He was at a training conference in Vegas. He called to check on me since I had a dr appt. Someone came into the office so I ended the call. I had wanted to tell him that I loved him, but I didn't. I know that he knew it though. The next day he was found in his room. He had had a massive heart attack. I remember being told right before the end of the day and calling Kelley to pick me up. He thought I was laughing, just the way I sounded. I handled all the funeral arrangements, and telling all of the family.
I can't say that it gets easier, but I thinks it helped that we had a good relationship. There are still times that I think I should call him about something! LOL! I miss him and always will. I think about him often and talk about him to my boys. I still get teary eyed that he is gone, but it is ok. I loved him and know that he loved me! I will try to post a few pics!
Thank you for reading! I will post later on some things I have been doing!
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