If you were to ask any one of us, I am confident that each one of us would tell you that our dad/husband/father in law/grandpa was truly a hero, mentor, and friend!
I miss my dad. I miss him just as much today, September 11, 2017, as I did the night he died. I miss his smile. I miss his voice. I miss his dad jokes. I miss his comforting hug. But, I will be okay. While he can't ever be replaced, I know that I have so many incredible people around me to remind me of the stories of my dad; people around me that still talk about him, and say his name; I have family and friends that are there to offer me a big hug when needed; and I have a heck of a mom who has taken on the role of mother and father. So, while he is celebrating his 5th heavenly anniversary, we, though are sad that he's not here, can find happiness in knowing that a part of him lies within each one of us.