At one point in a person’s life, you will receive that dreaded phone call….
* About a loved one who is no longer breathing – whose heart has stopped beating.
* About the loved one that you cannot pick up the phone and call.
* About the loved one that you can no longer receive advice from regarding life, men, vehicle repairs, your mother (especially when she is acting irrationally).
* About the loved one who worked two, three jobs at time to support his growing family.
* About the loved one that shared the joys of your accomplishments.
* About the loved one that attended every graduation ceremony and asked to keep your tassel (he never graduated from school).
* About the loved one that told anyone who would listen that his daughter is a principal and how proud he was of her.
* About the loved one who drove hours to visit with his kids, his grandkids.
* About the loved one whose laughter could be heard a mile away.
* About the loved one who told the best stories.
* About the loved one who wished he was a cowboy and was often seen his cowboy apparel.
* About the loved one who kept the TV on WGN Channel 9 all summer long for every baseball game.
* About the loved one who kept his Sundays open to have breakfast with his kids (after the divorce).
* About the loved one who did not care how many times you fell but was there to pick you and told you to try again.
* About the loved one who loved unconditionally.
Within this circle of life, people come and people go but their memories live on forever. As you lose a loved one, a dear one, an unforgotten one, remember that person always lives with you in spirit, within your heart.
I dedicate this piece to the man who unexpectedly left this world without my goodbye, without my THANK YOU.
I dedicate this piece to my cowboy, my DAD.
Thank you Dad, for the memories, but more importantly for your love.