Sunday, June 19, 2011

A Post For My Dad

I wasn't going to write a post today. I actually wasn't even going to turn the computer on, but since I woke up this morning and my TV doesn't seem to be working, I turned my computer on, without thinking.

Now here I sit, only having been awake for an hour and spending almost a whole 45 minutes of that time in tears. I knew today would be hard, but man oh man is it really hard. So here's a post for my dad and the amazing man he was.

My dad, Steve, became a father in 1981, although he didn't become my father until 1989. He was an amazing father when I was little. I remember growing up and spending every Monday night in front of the television with him watching WWF and WCW wrestling while he painted my sisters' and my toes with his "red" marker.

This is my father painting my children's toes last summer:)

Growing up, we were always told we couldn't use these red markers. They were his. He used to them 
highlight car magazines and mark things off in his many many magazines. That was one of his favorite hobbies.

My parents got divorced in 1998 and it was a difficult couple of years for everyone, but in the end it all worked out. My mom and dad became best friends. We were a very close knit family.

My dad and my mom at my sisters' graduations last year.

I lived with my dad throughout my high school years. We got very close and built a great relationship with each other my senior year in high school. 

This is also the year I had AD (Papa Steve's little man) AD was not the first grandchild though, my dad became a grandpa in 1998.
Papa Steve with his first two grand kids
Papa Steve and his other two grandchildren

I miss you everyday. I wish you were still here. I would give anything just to talk to you, or see your face. I really wish you were here today. Today is difficult....more difficult than I thought it was going to be. I miss you sooo soo much!!!
Happy Father's Day to You In Heaven Daddy!


  1. I can't imagine how hard it is for you today.... **HUGS** Kept seeing this on facebook. Thought it was appropriate for your post.
    If flowers grow in heaven Lord, then pick a bunch for me, place them in my Dad’s arms and tell him they're from me. Tell him that I love and miss him, and when he turns to smile, place a kiss upon his cheek and hold him for a while. I love you Dad.

  2. Sweet post! Happy Father's Day to all the great fathers in this world :)

    Coming by to return the love and follow back<
    happy to be your newest follower!


  3. C-Thanks! We did have a pretty good day. We took the kids to the park and then the lake and then we went out to supper. My little brother was also in attendance so it turned out to be an okay afternoon! And thanks for the quote...its beautiful!!!

    Karina-Thanks for following:)

  4. That's a beautiful tribute. I love the photos.

  5. I found your blog through the blog hop and am now following :)

    I loved this post, it was so nice to read.
    Hope you had a great day <3


  6. So sorry for losing your dad, I cannot even begin to imagine how hard that would be. Im glad that you honored him in this post. God bless you and your family :)

  7. Beautiful post about your dad! Hope you were able to embrace the day and remember all the wonderful things about him.

  8. I am your newest follower from the tuesday blog hop. Hope you will stop by and follow me at! :)

  9. Sometimes good things come out of a broken tv!

  10. Good morning! I am a new follower via Blog It Forward Tuesday. I can totally relate. I did a Father's Day post about my father who passed away six years ago. Time may help heal, but it doesn't make us forget.

  11. I can only imagine and wish I could give you a hug. Glad your day ended better than it began for you. Hello, I am a new follower from the Totally Tuesday Blog hop. I would love it if you would visit my blog and follow me back at Valerie @ My-2-Cents

    Thank you
    Have a blessed week!
    My 2 Cents

  12. Hi, I am your newest follower from the blog hop! Hope you stop by some time 


  13. I'm visiting from the Busy Mom's Tips hop and I'm a new GFC follower :)

  14. What a beautiful way to honor his memory.