Four Years too Long

9 Apr

Today marks the anniversary of the day we lost the most wonderful father in the world. Vivid memories of this day leave us both dreading this anniversary all the other 364 days of the year. Wishing each and every day that somehow we will wake up tomorrow and our dad will be back with us. As this day approaches every year, we mentally prepare ourselves to get through the day. It’s emotionally draining to say the least. But thanks to our friends and family who are there to support us we can stay positive to get through the day. We like to take the time to remember all of our favorite moments with our dad. We are smiling and laughing as we type this, thinking about all of our favorite memories.
Cabin trips.
Sheetz Smuffins.
Hunting.
His double smile.
His obsession with Lowes,
Yard sales,
And Flea Markets.
He’d classify them as JUNK.. Or we’d stop and see what they had to offer.
His favorite drink, wild turkey.
Driving when he wasn’t supposed to.
How he could always get a good deal on anything and everything.
His love for canned peaches.
And our Aunt Dawn’s cooking.
His love for others.
His cool “American Eagle” shorts he loved to wear.
His kindness.
When we would go four wheeling in the neighborhood.
His secret love hate relationship with our dog, Mick.
The way he thought his ideas were THE BEST.
His enthusiasm for school projects.
His unsweetened iced tea addiction at restaurants, always getting it to go.
His voice.
How proud he used to tell us he was about his girls.
Video recording Christmas morning every single year.
The list is endless.

Hug your dad today or give him a call and let him know how much you love him because as sad as it is, you never know what tomorrow may bring.

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Nothing is worth more than this day.

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4 Responses to “Four Years too Long”

  1. PoPpy @ Persistence Over Perfection April 9, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

    I’m so sorry about your Dad – anniversaries suck don’t they? I know I always dread the anniversary of my brother’s death – I find keeping as busy as possible on the day and trying to focus on the happy times helps. You are both in my thoughts x

    • doubletakelove April 9, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

      They do suck. We are keeping ourselves busy like you said by hanging out with friends! Thanks for thinking about us today.

  2. A Runnaroundd Life April 9, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

    This is so sweet, the way you ladies remembered your dad. Taking a moment to go through the best memories you have with him is a great way to honor the time you had together. Have a great day, and know he’s always with you.

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