To whom it may concern,
Thank you for giving me a daughter who throws her toys when the Elmo segment of Sesame Street is over. Thank you for giving me a daughter who finds it humorous to feed the dog her Cheerios then throws a fit when all the food she fed the dog is gone. Thanks for giving me a daughter who considers the toilet her personal playground. For giving me a daughter who when I turn my back for 2 seconds finds a way to climb on the dining room table and does the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse dance. Also, thanks for giving me daughter who when I ask, “where is your nose”, she pokes me in the eye…then laughs. Thanks for giving me the greatest daughter a father could ask for.
P.S. – I wonder if Elmo would be a good drinking buddy?
I can’t seem to get out this funk? As I have written in previous posts, LIFE happened and has taken a real toll on me and I can’t seem to get out the rut. I have leaned on many things the past few weeks but they keep turning into questions, rather than lights at the end of the tunnel. I was blessed to have a person in my life that I could draw inspiration from and they are now gone. I’m not feeling sorry for myself, or in a depressed state – I just can’t get everything out of my head.
I learned so many life lessons not only about myself, but also about the world from this person. He touched my life in so many ways; words can’t describe the effect he had on me. Deep down I know he knows how much he helped me throughout my life. My only wish is he continues to guide me through the rest of my life. More importantly, I hope the lessons I learned from this great man will have an impact on how I raise my children. My children deserve the knowledge, love, inspiration, and the same impact I had. I know they will because that was the last Life Lesson that he bestowed upon me. No matter if I see the lights at the end of the tunnel, I will continue to carry the torch to find the way…