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Monday, June 03, 2013


It's been 10 months since my dad passed away.

I knew there would be things I would miss out on sharing with him; little and big things with his grandkids he wouldn't be around to witness.

I knew there would be all those 'firsts' to get through - his birthday, holidays, etc.

While there has been a lot of good things for us this year ... it has not been without pause. Each celebration has been bittersweet for me.

Bittersweet when: 

- Lucas learned to ride a bike without training wheels
- Lucas learned to tie his shoes
- Kayla learned to ride a bike with training wheels
- Kayla made her 'catwalk' debut in the Global Down Syndrome Foundation's Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show
- Lucas graduated from preschool
(I can picture his comments on Facebook saying how proud Pepere is of them, and how beautiful Kayla looked at the fashion show).
- Joe completed his first marathon

... and the every day things I've missed discussing with, and hearing my dad's commentary on:
- The Red Sox hot start to the baseball season
- The change in managers, and players, for the Red Sox (I think he would be happy with the team, and manager, the Sox are fielding this year)
- The Celtics fading in the playoffs and what their prospects are for next year
- The Bruins having a 3-1 series lead over the Maple Leafs and needing OT in Game 7 to win and advance to Round 3
- The Pacers taking the Heat to Game 7 

So bittersweet ... not being able to share moments with him anymore ...

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

oh michelle, I have tears running down my face. I am very sad that those moments, special moments, and every day life you cannot share with your dad over the internet or phone or hear his voice anymore. Yes, it is sad. again, he passed away to soon. love mom