I’ve been missing my dad. It might be because this weekend I head home to close out his bank account and turn in the checks donated to charity in his honor. It might be because I see things all around me that make me think of him. From a song in a play, to a shirt I think he would look good in, to my kid’s favorite books that he bought them, I’m still struggling to realize he isn’t here anymore. I guess he is here, just not in the way I’d like him.
Tonight, I decided to do something I’ve been debating on doing for awhile… I opened up my text messages from him. I’m putting them on here. Not for anyone else but me. I don’t want to loose these on my phone someday. I want to treasure them and save them to look back on when I’m missing him. I find myself trying to hold on to him, this is just another way.
Dad and Mom watched the kids for us on the boy’s actual birthday as we had a wedding to attend. After we went to the zoo on Sunday for the boy’s 4th birthday celebration, Mom & Dad were heading to Chicago to see Maeve for her birthday. Their road trips to Chicago were always entertaining. Glad I got to go on the final one for Dan’s 40th birthday. It was a whirlwind, but lots of laughs along the way.