12 Years.

My father, at lake erie

His happy places were fishing, watching NFL amd NASCAR.

He enjoyed a lot towards the end of his life, he worked hard and deserved it.

He had a lot of struggles in his 41 years on this earth.

I cant say he was the best man, person or father there was… But I sure can say he was perfect for me.

I was raised to be strong and independent. I was raise to know right from wrong. I was raised by a single father…

I didn’t know we were ever poor until I was older, but I had every thing I needed.

I was loved.

My dad was taken from my life was to soon. I was 14. In the past 12years he has missed my graduting with honors, serving 5years in the Navy. He missed the births of his grandsons and my marriage…

So many days I wish I could simply call him, or drive to his house…

I miss him.

Heres to 12 years… Amd more to come… Waiting til my kids are old enough to understand so I can tell them stories about him.

Bringing In Joy

Joy-

What brings you joy?

What can you do every day to have joyful moments?

For myself its simple….

A workout, coffee, peace during my kids nap time.

Sometimes bringing joy to others is a great way to have joy oursleves.

I suggest send a random card or gift. Check in with people and see how they are doing. Pay for someone behind you in a line or gift to a charity.

Leave a comment below, I’d like to know what brings you joy!