❤️ This is my dad. He was my super hero that could lift my spirits and made me feel I was always safe in the world. (I have his same nose which I used to dislike until it reminded me of him) This photo was taken the day I was born & 7 years ago today my dad returned to heaven...💖 7 years ago today my dad was supposed to pick me up from the airport. He stopped to help a friend who was moving and in an accident there, an artery was cut and he bled out.
He never got to greet me at the airport that day, but I know he’ll be there to greet me in heaven with his arms to hold me once again❤️✨ To be very honest, some of the lights went out in my world that day...and my life will always be different without him, but I also live with him in my heart and every day I think; how can I live bigger, bolder and braver in honor of my dad. My dad was fearless, brave, the life of the party, always making people laugh, laughed easily, was rarely upset or mad & always fun to be around.
I would run for hours (literally 2-4 hours a day) crying. One day I picked up a spark plug I saw lying in the trail & it’s as if I could feel my dad say: I will always be a spark plug in your heart...a love spark in my heart. I could feel him almost saying in my heart: you will use this pain you now know, to help comfort others dealing with loss...because you can’t fully comfort others if you don’t know their pain. So I hope you know you’re not alone if you’ve lost someone you love...I’m standing here with you!
I try to live with more of him, his outlook and his attitude each day. He encouraged me, made me always feel protected and safe and in his arms I felt like nothing could harm me and all my problems melted away.
Life is short...don’t take your time, don’t wait for your dreams, don’t live scared, don’t wait to tell those alive, how much they mean to you and how much you love them. I thought I’d see my dad in a few hours, but I’m thankful for every precious minute, I now treasure with him.
My dad always said: “make today better than yesterday”... Live a little more fearless, more brave, with more fun because life is short and too precious not to make it as awesome as you can! ❤️I love u dad!