Blessed to have shared 26 unforgettable birthdays with this legend. I was born on his 27th birthday at 11:45pm. I always knew it was special to share a birthday with the man who God so lovingly chose to be my father. And ohhhh What a father he was, and still is through all our beautiful memories and the life lessons he taught me.
Losing my father has taught me to be more intentional, to allow myself to truly enjoy the loved ones that surround me. I see every day as a gift, and desire to grow to become the amazing, selfless, patient, loving, inclusive, joyful, strong, gentle, compassionate, empathetic, sentimental, disciplined and unbelievably kind hearted man that my father was.
I still hear his exuberant laugh, feel his bone crushing hugs, and will forever remember the magic of his music he blessed all of us with. He was a rock star to me and so many others!
Tell the people in your life every single day of the love you have for them, give them hugs that mean something, shower them with words of encouragement and appreciation, celebrate each other’s wins, support each other in the loses, and give thanks to God for the endless blessings he’s given you!