Monday, January 28, 2013

A Year Later...

I still miss you.
I still can't believe you're gone.
I still wish I could visit you.
I still wish I could give you one more hug.

I miss your warm smile, your silly jokes and wit that is quicker than that of anyone I know, your incredibly high intelligence and wise insight, and your ability to make even a stranger feel like a longtime friend.

On this first anniversary of your passing, I remember and miss all of these things and so much more. I'm so thankful to have known and loved you, and if I inherited just one of the amazing traits you possessed, I count myself endlessly blessed.

I wish you could see Hudson and how he's funny he is (I know you'd love that), how inquisitive and smart he is, and how friendly he is. I see a lot of you in him...personality traits, as well as physical traits. And even though you're not here with us now, I know you're watching and your spirit is with us every step of the way. Hudson may not remember you, but he will know you. Through pictures, videos, stories, and other memories...he'll know you. 

And he'll feel just as blessed as I do to call you Fatdaddy.

I will carry these and other precious memories around with me forever...and I know Hudson will to.

We love you and miss you every day, Fatdaddy. 


  1. This is a beautiful post! It is so hard to lose someone that you are very close to, I can't imagine losing someone that you want your kid to know so much as well. Like you said, he will know him through photo's and stories!

  2. I think it is so amazing that you are keeping his memory alive and sharing it with your son. So many people wouldn't do that. Saying an extra prayer for you tonight. :)


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