He’d be 74 today.
His birthday so close to his first grandchild.
They celebrate together.
Life has been full here.
College girl back to school.
The oldest farm girl leaving those sweet farmettes to impart knowledge on the next generation.
The farm boy restless again.
The younger two growing.
Here I am in this sea of emotions.
Washing clothes, planning meals, doing bookwork.
Discovering a quiet house every once in a while.
A strange sound.
Today, I think on my dad.
I miss him.
The whole him.
The memory thief took so much; piece by piece.
It’s been a long time since the whole him has been around.
His coping ability took a turn.
The loss of his dog, sister, best friend and then wife,
in a 3 week span sent a shock to our family and to this beloved man.
7 months later the loss of his grandson pushed that great man to the point of no return.
There wasn’t time to say good bye.
The memory thief doesn’t work that way.
He slipped away while we were right there.
Yet we didn’t know.
This memory thief affects so many.
It is knows no boundaries.
It is not a respecter of rules or guidelines.
But there are those that are working to end this thief.
To forever silence the stealer of memories.
My beautiful sister in law is walking in honor of my dad to help end the Memory Thief.
If you would like to sponsor her would you click here.
Leave a comment and tell us how you knew dad or about your dance with the Memory Thief.
He was a wonderful father.
I’ve been missing him for a long time.
He is another person I am grateful for the years I had.
Such much to be thankful for.
Happy 1st Birthday in Heaven Dad.
I miss and love you with all my heart.
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