My dear Daddy was the first man I ever loved………… He taught me so many things about life! He taught me to fish and love boats. He taught me that “You better learn right now, girl — that life is not always fair!” He taught me to love books & learning – “Books are your friends”. He taught me about love – love of country, love of family, and most important of all — love of God.
Last week, my Daddy walked through Heaven’s gates & into the arms of the Heavenly Father he loves so much, at the age of 82. Its been such a privilege to share my life with him. I will miss him every day, for the rest of this life. But, I know that we will be together for all eternity.
I debated about sharing something so personal with all of you — but I decided that I couldn’t be “real” without sharing this part of my journey. And I wanted you to know why I have been “missing in action” from my blog post and other social media. I’m still with my Mom in Florida, trying to help her with the details & decisions one has to deal with at a time like this. I plan to return home this weekend and return to my life, and the “new normal” without Daddy on earth. He always supported me in my business endeavors & encouraged me to take risks. So, I will always try to follow the mandate he left — it was on the bottom of the Funeral Home papers & instructions — in his own handwriting – “Live life to the fullest!”