Missing You

my angel

Dad, Bob, Doc : Sept 11, 1950 – Feb 11, 2003

Whatever you want to call him he was the man who made me who I am today.  I hope to add pictures, stories from family and friends, and eventually find myself in a better place in regards to coming to terms with his death.  After 8 years I continue to struggle greatly with it.  I hope that remembering the good times will help to make things better and help me cope.

I miss you Dad.  I wish I had answers.

Below are links to posts where I’ve shared special memories I have of my dad or stories that have been shared with me by friends or family members.  Click the link to read more. 

February 11, 2011 – Remember Dad, Memoriam post from Dad’s former classmates

January 11, 2011 – First Set of Photos

December 15, 2010 – Christmas Eve Pizza

December 8, 2010 – Decorating for Christmas

December 6, 2010 Delivering Christmas Cookies

October 5, 2010 – Making sure his baby girl got to prom (second entry)

August 30, 2010 – When a question catches you off gaurd

August 24, 2010 – The man was a stud (second entry)

August 16th, 2010 – Stories from the family reunion- learning to drive and college transportation (third entry) 

August 11th, 2010 – Laughing so hard the dinner almost burnt (fourth entry) 

August 6th, 2010 – Email from Mary Ellen (fifth entry)

August 5th, 2010 – Little feet and sun burn (last entry)

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9 thoughts on “Missing You

  1. Pingback: In Memoriam | While I Breathe, I Hope

  2. This literally brought tears to my eyes! All I could see was me and my little girls and don’t know what I would do if I weren’t around for them! Keep your head up as I know your dad watches over you everyday. You may want to read a couple books by Dr. Joseph Murphy to help you get through some of your struggles with his death. I hope this helps and God Bless you.

  3. I feel your pain. I lost my dad in a tragic accident when I was 11yo. That was 35 years ago. I still think of him, and wonder what he would think of the person I have become. As the years have passed I’ve come to understand him more too. You are not alone ; ). best to you.

  4. Natalie,
    You have touched on a stone cold truth. We always do wish there could have been more moments with our loved ones who’ve passed. I cannot imagine loosing your father at such a young age. I believe that you are doing the right thing by gathering and sharing stories, photos, and memories of your father. It’s a way to keep him alive in your heart and knowing what you know of him, you can eventually become more and more in touch with his spirit, which still lives on.
    I pray that you find healing and comfort in knowing that you are not alone.
    Many heartfelt hugs and hopes of healing,
    Val Marie

  5. I stumbled upon your blog this morning on freshly pressed and I must say that it felt interesting to come across a blog that’s honest and very close to home. I lost my dad in 2005. I’m 24 and I grew up in Pittsburgh / Erie. I’m sorry for your loss. I was very excited to see a fellow resident of Pennsylvania, though I don’t live there anymore and miss it very much. Also, I love the title of your blog. It’s super similar to a tattoo I have and a title I would call my blog if I had the guts to be so heartfelt in my blogging adventures.. I have a tattoo that says “wait and hope…”. Thanks for the awesome blog. I’m also very excited to say that I am really excited to have another blog to follow!! 🙂

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