November 28, 2011

always a memory.

i'm struggling to put words to my (many) emotions today.
16 years ago today, my dad passed away. 

i remember coming home from school & running across the yard to see my mom standing on the porch. i hit the dip in the lawn by our garden (funny how something so insignificant as that stands out) & knew in my heart he was gone.

the years have eased the pain in part, but there will always be a hole in my life. i miss him dearly and wish that he could have been an intricate part of those growing up moments-basketball games, first dates, graduations, & wedding days.

so incredibly grateful for the memories.
for the legacy he left behind. for his love of the Lord. for being MY dad.

dad, much love. can't wait to join you in heaven one day soon.

1 comment:

  1. Ashley,

    So sorry you lost your dad. My dad's been gone for over 10 years. Wouldn't trade the short time I had with him for anything. Impatient to see him again in Heaven.

    Fellowship in good times and bad,
    Lindsey King