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Friday, November 14, 2014

Daddy

Daddy, 
I have been thinking about you a lot the past couple days. Then again I did eat a lot of pancakes and Snickers the past couple of days which always make me think of you. You made the best pancakes and I still can't even come close to your recipe. Of course they were smothered in Log Cabin Lite - the best syrup ever! And I know how much those Snickers commercials made you laugh. I miss that laugh. 

The Browns are kicking some ass - which I know you already know but I am pretty excited and wanted to share that with you. Is there a Dawg Pound in the sky?

The last time we talked, you were worried about the Ebola Scare of 2014. Well the United States is Ebola free so no need to worry about me in the hospital. I will continue to be safe though - not to worry. 

I know that Marlee won't remember her Grandpa but I promise to remind her how much you loved her and how pretty you thought she was. It has only been a couple weeks but she is growing so much! I have been reviewing her ABC's with her but still can only say O. L-M-N-OOOOO! Makes me laugh every time. And she goes to those magnets at Moms house about every time we are over there. I have yet to watch that video but it will forever be cherished. Especially when after I stopped taping, she came and sat on your lap. You said it made you so happy. It made me happy too. 

Anna asked when she is going to start feeling 'better'. I don't know how to answer that question. I have been doing a lot of praying though and that seems to help. I ask that you send the sisters some peace. Mom too. They all miss you a lot and I think could use a little faith that you are in a better place. 

I read two quotes that I continue to read when I am feeling down and wanted to share them with you. 

Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away into the next room. 
I am I, and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, that we 
still are. Call me by my old familiar name, speak to me in the easy 
way which you always used. Put no difference in your tone, wear 
no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed
at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray 
for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was, 
let it be spoken without effect, without the trace of a shadow on it. 
Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was; there 
is unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of mind because I am 
out of sight? I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very 
near, just round the corner. 
All is well. 
- Henry Scott Holland
1847-1918
Canon of St. Paul's Cathedral

Don't think of them as gone away
His journey's just begun, 
life holds so many facets
This Earth is only one
Just think of him as resting
From the sorrows and the tears
In a place of warmth and comfort 
Where there are no days and years 
Think of how he must be wishing 
That we could know today 
How nothing but our sadness 
Can really pass away 
And think of him as living 
In the hearts of those he touched 
For nothing loved is ever lost
And he was loved so much.
- Ellen Brenneman

I miss you Daddy and love you lots. 
Till we meet again.