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.
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!