Tuesday, April 15, 2008

My Dad, special correspondent to the Blog

I received this from my father just now. As of tomorrow, we will have been without Mom for four years. Turns out, time flies whether you're having fun or not! I wanted to share a bit of Dad's wisdom with you:

Hello My Favorite Daughters,

Another year gone by, and after four years it is still hard for me to acknowledge the loss of your mom and Alex's grandmother. I can still see her many years ago, helping me nail down the sub-flooring when we built the house. She was far more than a wife, far more than I deserved. I am reminded of that song, "There is None Like You." Our Pat was a unique woman and there
is none like her.

If we could ask her, "what do you expect of us?", she would probably say something very simple, like
  • Live your life to the fullest
  • Be kind to other people
  • Do the very best you can at your profession or job
  • Love God with all your heart
  • Take care of each other
  • Make your life count
It really isn't that difficult to do. I surely try but often fail, yet I know that with my last breath I will say something positive rather than negative.

No one but God knows how many days we have on this earth, but I think that God calls us to be who He asks us to be. Yes, we will fail, but He is always there to pick us up and dust us off and shower us with His Love and Grace as He restores us to His own.

So, thanks for being my daughters. Know that I love each of you, and that each of you is my favorite.


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