I’ll eat red velvet today and think of you.
I will light a candle and remember….
….your sweet tooth.
….your mischievous grin and one-of-a-kind laugh when something or someone got you tickled.
….the complete and utter delight you took in those you loved.
….the feeling that I was the best daughter I father I could have. At least that’s how you made me feel.
When I blow out the candle I will remember the lessons I’ve learned over the past two years….
…..That life is short and uncertain and hard.
…..That if it’s worth saying or doing, it’s worth saying and doing today.
…..That the best is still yet to come.
…..That God is faithful.
…..That just shy of 63 years wasn’t close to long enough but eternity sounds just right.
Today I’ll eat red velvet and think of you.
Happy Birthday, Daddy.