Missing My Daddy

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This week marked the fifth anniversary of my dad’s passing. January 14th, 2006, my dad suffered a massive stroke. What followed were the two longest weeks of my life during which my mom and I practically lived at the hospital.

January 27th, 2006, my dad passed away.

My dad was one of a kind. Everyone knew him. He always had a good story to tell, and he seemed to know everything that was going on in our small town. He worked for the same car dealership his whole life, starting there when he entered college. He became a salesman and a darn good one at that. He loved his job, and his customers loved him.

I was a daddy’s girl through and through. Anyone who ever met my dad wound up knowing a lot about me, whether they ever met me in person or not. My dad was my greatest fan.

I miss my dad everyday. Even though I was an adult when he died, I still needed him – I still do need him. He was the greatest dad a kid could hope to have, and I’m proud that he was mine.

My dad as a young boy.
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My mom and dad before I came along.
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My dad was the youngest of nine. Here he is with all but his sister Carol. My uncle Bob is the only one still with us.
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Yes, that’s me.
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My dad and I in Santa Monica, CA. We were there to watch the Badgers in the 2000 Rose Bowl.
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With my parents at my college graduation. My dad put me through five years at UW-Madison.
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3 thoughts on “Missing My Daddy

  1. Laura @ Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness

    This is a touching tribute to your father, it’s wonderful that you are able to find comfort in remembering him and sharing these photos.

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