January 5, 2009

Dear Dad...

I haven't been around. In the midst of the Holiday hustle and bustle, my Father-in-Law passed away. He died Christmas Eve morning in his home. He was 74 years old.

Dear Dad,

When we first met I knew I had to be a part of your family. Your sense of humor, strength, and finesse entered my heart and will live there for eternity.

I remember you asking me to dance that night. I took your hand and you led me to the floor. We danced as your son watched, beaming as if to say, that's my Dad!

When your son and I became one, you accepted me for who I am. You took my daughter as one of your own. You never once blinked an eye.

I wish we had more time to talk. I will miss your stories and the laughter we shared. I will also miss your Manhattans--I never could get those just right.

I hold you in my heart for who you were and how you led your life. I will strive to live out my life as you did yours: Open arms, giving, and fun filled.

Know this, I love you and I will never forget you.



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7 comments:

  1. Muse:

    Very touching. It made me think of my own mortality. You are truly a caring and warm hearted person.

    Deepest regards on the passing of your loved one.

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  2. Muse, my condolences on your loss. Your post showed how bright a life spark your father-in-law was and how he will be missed. There can be no greater memorial.

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  3. That was so beautiful, my heartfelt condolences.

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  4. Hi. My condolences as well. Makes me wish my father-in-law was back living with us but he too has passed away only recently.

    Take Care,
    Peter

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  5. Thank you everyone. I'm trying to get back into the swing of things and catch up. I've really been experiencing the snowball effect around here...We've been helping Mom with a lot of household things. You never know how much there is to do until you lose someone. Especially when that someone took care of everything.

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  6. Ah, Muse, what a lovely letter to your father-in-law.
    My condolences on what you showed us will be a huge loss.

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