To say I was blessed growing up is an understatement. My Dad was such a good man and someone I looked up to on a daily basis. He truly loved his family and always thought of everyone first. He was smart, funny, caring, full of great wisdom, nonjudgmental, thoughtful, and so much more. He was that one person I could always talk to no matter what was going on in my life.
They say that after someone passes, the first experiences you have will always be your hardest. With my father passing away last July, we've had many firsts over the last 11 months. This is my first Fathers Day without my father here. So even though it's bitter sweet, it's also a time for me to reflect on how much he meant to me and be thankful for one of the greatest gifts I've ever had ... my Dad.
Whether this is your first Fathers Day, a celebration you enjoy each and every year, or a reflection on someone no longer here, we hope this day brings a moment into your life where you can appreciate that person who wears those shoes for you.
Happy Fathers Day, Dad. You're truly missed each and every day. What an example you set for your children. We love you!