Friday, February 4, 2011

Two years.

I can't believe it's been 2 years since I lost my Dad. He was the most amazing man I've ever met. He was honest, loving, hardworking, overprotective, funny, loyal, intelligent, fabulous, and oh so cute. 

He once told someone at the Prep Center that he never had any trouble out of me (after she had a terrible day of Lynda). She asked him how he managed to keep me in line and he responded "I just find out what she wants and I give it to her." I can just see that twinkle in his eye and little smile that I know was on his face when said it. I miss those looks. 

I miss his voice. I miss the occasional sneaking of a cold Coke up the back of a t-shirt. I miss the twisting bottom I would sometimes see while walking down the hall behind him. I miss seeing him sitting in his recliner in his underwear at all times of the day. I miss hearing "Hello there Doll" when I would call or "Call me when you get there" before walking out of the door. I miss the stories from his duck hunting days, World War II, and rolling back the pedometer back on his parent's car. I miss Police Jury meetings. There are so many things I miss... 

I am sad that Gray won't ever get to know him like I did. I'm also sad that Daddy never got to see him or hold him. I know he would have loved Gray. He loved babies... 
Jennifer's wedding. 
Just after my engagement to Josh.  
Graceland. We both love Elvis.
Two pregnant daughters at Christmas.
He never got to meet either of those babies...
My rehearsal dinner.
Jennifer's wedding. 
Two new son-in-laws. So glad Daddy got to know and love these guys. 
One of my favorite pictures from Jennifer's wedding. 
Favorite seat in the house. 
There are so many things I'm thankful for and I find that I become more and more thankful as time passes. I am thankful that I was born into a wonderful family with two parents that loved each other so much that their love was demonstrated by over 30 years of marriage. I am thankful that I know both of my parents believe in the Lord and took us to church. I am thankful I will see my Daddy again one day, in God's kingdom. I am thankful that there was nothing left unsaid. I am thankful he knew without a shadow of a doubt that he was #1 in my eyes and I loved him with all of my heart. I am thankful for all of the occasions Dad was able to be a part of, like graduations and weddings. I was so proud to have him walk me down the isle on my wedding day. I am so proud that he was my Daddy. God couldn't have given me a better one.

(by Kelly Moore Photography)
(by Kelly Moore Photography)
(by Kelly Moore Photography
I miss him a little more every day.


  1. Beautiful post, Lynda. The pictures and the sweet words made me tear up. He is smiling down on you right now.

  2. Aww what a sweet post! I can't imagine how your heart misses him everyday! But he was certainly a cutie and you are blessed! He obviously did a great job with you--look how fab you are!

  3. Sweet sweet post, Lynda! Praying for you today!

  4. Very sweet post. Saying prayers for you!