You always wanted me to know how proud you were of me. I remember you telling me before you died that you had to know I would be okay when you were gone. You wouldnt be there to pick me up when I fell anymore. I told you then I would be fine. Even though you are gone, the things you have taught me have always pulled me through and helped me find my way. You are still a big influence in my life.
Because of you I am a strong woman. I still make mistakes, but I make it through with none of the real calamities from my teens and young adulthood. I am honest and loyal. I love our family more today than ever.
I miss you a lot and often think of you and wish you were here. Just to sit and talk and laugh. Do you remember Sunday afternoons watching old westerns. Bonanza, Rawhide a nd Gunsmoke? You loved them all so much and I loved watching them with you.
You loved the beach so much. Im sorry that you didnt get to take that final trip to Florida that you wanted to go on so bad. Everytime I go to the beach I think about you. It was always fun to go with you. You had so much fun and made sure we all had fun too.
I love you Daddy. And I know I will see you again. But until then you are always in my heart.