Our family has been lucky the last year, we haven't lost anyone close to us. Therefore I'm taking this in a bit of a different direction. My father committed suicide when I was 3 months old. I never really knew him. So I'm going to write him a letter telling all that I wished he knew.
Hi. I am your daughter. You didn't stay long enough to really get to know me and I'm sorry for that. I'm not sure what drove you to end your life, but here is a bit about the life of your little girl.
I'm married to the love of my life, my college sweetheart. I think you would have approved of him, he is a wonderful person.
I have two little boys who are the light of my life while they provide me with endless joy they also frustrate me to no end. Turbo is nine now and obsessed with legos and video games. Bruiser is three and very much a boy. He loves to be outside and he loves drawing.
I have two college degrees, one in history and one in geology. I'm actually working as a geologist/data base coordinator. It's interesting work.
I wonder what my life would have been like had you not died. I have missed you at certain moments, but my mom has stepped up and tried to help fill the void, especially at my wedding. I think that is the moment I missed having a father the most.
I'm told I look like you. Which is a nice thing, it gives me a connection to you. I was close with Aunt A, your sister. She really stepped up and tried to keep things special for me.
|A picture of my mom and dad at their wedding, one of the best picture I have of him.|
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