Father's Day 2013
My mom, my sisters, our families and I picked him up from the nursing home and took him out to dinner.
We took him to his favorite Italian restaurant.
He had a big bowl rigatoni and meatballs and a diet soda.
He was happy.
He had fun.
He knew we were there to celebrate him.
On Father's Day.
We smiled and visited. We commented to each other how good he looked, and well he ate. We took pictures and laughed. We knew that he knew we loved him so.
What we didn't know was that would be the last Father's Day we would ever celebrate with him here on Earth. We didn't know that it would be the very last time we would ever take him out to dinner.
We didn't know it would be the last time he would ever order rigatoni and meatballs.
I'm thankful we didn't know. We lived that day in the moment.
We just were. We loved and laughed and ate and smiled.
And celebrated Dad.
And he knew.
Today, Father's Day 2014, my children and I will celebrate my hubby here in Walt Disney World.
We will laugh and smile and eat and take pictures.
And have fun.
Happy Father's Day to the man who is beside our children every step of their lives. : )
I love you, Steve.
And Happy Father's Day to the man who was beside me every step of my life.
I love you, Dad.
I miss you.
Happy First Father's Day in Heaven.