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Email of the Day: Sweet Memories of My Dad

By Dr. Laura on June, 17 2021
Email of the Day: Sweet Memories of My Dad

My father died of pancreatic cancer when he was 76 years old. Besides my husband, he was the finest man I ever knew. If I had the opportunity to say one more thing to him, it would be โ€œThank you so much for being the man you are and for raising me to be me.โ€ He taught me a great work ethic, how to be a good role model by his example, and how to be a moral person. I was so blessed to live close by to him, so my children also had his guidance. When I think about my dad, I still feel like a little girl and easily cry. He is, and always will be, my hero. We talked about his impending death quite openly, and I told him that heaven was going to spit him out and send him back to earth!

 

When I was growing up, he would get up early and work in the yard on Saturdays, and Iโ€™d help. When I was nine years old, we were up before dawn, and he said โ€œLetโ€™s go see if we can catch the sun before it comes up.โ€ We hopped in the car and did see the sun rise. I love that sweet memory of me and him.

 

My dad lived a memorable life. He left his wife of 54 years, 4 children, 23 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. I am still honored to be his daughter.

 

Judy

Sweet Memories of My Dad

 

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