Today is the first father's day without my dad. I still can't believe it...I decided to go through a few home videos today to try and get a glimpse of your face...your smile...your mannerisms....Oh how I miss all those parts of you. You made me laugh, made me feel safe, and gave me unconditional love...and I love you to infinity daddy. I will always be daddy's little girl, no matter how old I get. I've been a mess all day, actually it started yesterday, just thinking about the significance of today. I thought back on how I would've called you today to wish you a "Happy Father's Day" and you would have thanked me. I'm sure by this time you would've gotten my card and in it a gift card to your favorite restaurant--Outback Steakhouse...and of course, you would've gotten your favorite item on the menu "Alice Spring Chicken"....Oh how I'm going to miss hearing you go on and on about how great that meal was and lest not forget the "Coconut Shrimp". I know that you had a good life, daddy....and you lived it to the fullest, with all your little man/boy toys (boat, corvette, swimming pool) they didn't come easy, but you worked hard and deserved them all. Yes, they've all gotten old over the years. The boat now sits in the backyard...the corvette is falling apart in the garage and the swimming pool has some wear and tear, but they all hold a very special memory....a special place in my heart, because....they remind me of you. I will never forget you dad, and I will never stop loving you.
Daddy's little girl,