Today we laid my father to rest at Chattanooga’s National Cemetery. Fortunately the weather was nice, it would have been a great day for him to go flying or dream of flying. My goodness the world is so different now without him in it. Yes it’s good he’s not suffering but I wish he were still with us and not suffering. The grieving begins and will never end. My goodness dad I miss you.
I got new phone today which I guess is a birthday present to myself. Also switched to T-Mobile for all the good stuff they are doing.
Yesterday was the celebration of the life of my dad where we remembered and honored him as a man who loved and served. It’s amazing the outpouring of love that people have for him and for our family. It was a bittersweet day as we greeted family, friends and others who came to pay their respects. It was a good day however to be in the company of so many well wishers who shared their love and concern. He has the heart of a servant and loved his God, his family and those who he called his friends. Needless to say it was a long day but it was a good one. I miss him more and more as the days go on.
In all the sadness and reality of my dad’s passing I have put my birthday on the back burner. Today is the last day of my 40’s. Tomorrow, August 29th I turn 50. Believe me this is hard to believe. Forty-nine has come and gone quickly it seems, at least 2019 has. Somehow tomorrow I will try to celebrate being another year older, wiser and questionably more mature. My forties have been an adventure to say the least.