{My Dad}

Family Me

Hello, hello, friends!

I've tried to  write this post several times over the last 5 months and just haven't been able to do it.  The inability to write this post, is what brought on my blog break as well.  I just didn't feel like I could continue on blogging as if all was well.  Does that make sense?

Anyway, I mentioned in this post about my 25 Random Acts of Kindness, that we had to cut our day short and finish the rest of our acts a few weeks later.  Well, we received a call that my cute Dad had just passed away.  It was very unexpected.  My dad had been suffering from lung cancer for just over a year, and although we knew he was terminal, we were not prepared for how sudden it all happened.  It was just a few days before Christmas.  We expected him to be around for at least a few more months.  Unfortunately, God had other plans for my Dad, and needed him sooner.  We were fortunate that he seemed to pass away very comfortably.  He was here one moment, and literally gone the next. 

Although, my dad wasn't perfect, he was my Dad and I loved him so much!  I know how much he always love me too!  Not a day goes by that I don't think about him!

Some random things about my dad:

He loved NASCAR and the LA Rams, Utah Jazz and the University of Utah UTES

Loved Coor's and Keystone Beer

Hated Pasta of any kind

Drove at one time or another: '57 Thunderbird, Old Blue Falcon, 2 different El Caminos

LOVED to watch his boys play football, baseball, race BMX/MX and anything else they did

Suppported me in all of my activities, including gymnastics and dance

LOVED to kid around and have fun!  He was always good for a corny (or dirty!) joke

Once bought new motorcycles for my brothers and hid it from my Mom for weeks!

LOVED his grandkids and developed a very special relationship with Madison in last years

Worked in the grocery business, specifically as a Produce Manager for many years

Would buy my Mom great Christmas gifts

One of the things that really stands out most about my dad, is the fact that he always seemed pretty happy to me, and upbeat.  His face would light up whenever his kids or grandkids were around.  He just wanted us all to be happy!  That is what made him happiest!

I miss you Dad!

Til we meet again!






3 thoughts on “{My Dad}”

  1. Kris Bednarik - May 8, 2013 10:08 am

    Ali, you gained so much from your father the happy and upbeat, and his light up personality is coming thru your energy and postitve attitude. Your biggest compliment to your father is being just like him. Thanks for sharing a part of him. We love you woul
    d have loved him too if we would have ever met.

  2. Laura - May 8, 2013 11:51 am

    A beautiful tribute to your Dad. He must have been very special to have such a great daughter! Love you!!

  3. Angie - May 8, 2013 12:37 pm

    You did a great job describing your dad, sounds like you’re a lot like him!


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