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Monday, June 14, 2010

In Memory of my Dad

It was 5 years ago today that a selfish, idiot driver took my dad from us.  I still spend the bulk of the month of June crying and being irrationally emotional (just ask my boyfriend), and as I write I'm crying, of course.  Man, this sucks, and he was stolen from us wayyy too soon.  But, life throws us these things at times, and we do the best we can.  I can honestly say I do not remember much of that summer, and I was not on any medication or alcohol, lol.  It's amazing to me how the brain clouds, to protect us and shield us from harm.  Such an amazing organ it is.  I've always said that God does not give you more than you can handle, but He surely gave me ALL I can handle 5 years ago today.

This picture was from the trip he took to Australia with his best buddy, back in 2001.  Sometimes I will catch myself saying something he used to say, or like he used to say it, and just smile.  And cry, lol. 

So, I dedicate this post today to all who have lost someone dear, and may the memories comfort you, and make you smile through your tears.  Now, I'm off to do something fun and distracting with my boyfriend!  Have a great day everyone.


  1. Hi Kim, I wrote you a private email about this.
    Hugs, Barb

  2. Kim, I'm so sorry you have to deal with the loss of your dad. I cannot imagine it. I think it's great you dedicated your post to him. Shari (cricutrookie)

  3. Kim,
    So sorry for the loss of your dad. The way he was taken from you is wrong!
    I lost my dad almost 18yrs ago just two months before I had my son, which he never got to see. I was so mad & angry at God at that time, but looking back now, you are right. He gives us what we can handle.
    I really hope you enjoy your day!
    ((hugs)) Stacy

  4. Kim, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers to help you get through hard time. (Hugs!!!) Melissa

  5. Sorry for your loss. Left you some love over at my place when you are ready to grab it. Take care my friend!

  6. I too, had a father who left me with wonderful memories. We're very lucky people. I can't imagine how hard it would be to have lost him so suddenly. ((Kim))


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