Thinking of you, it's been five years!
Five years ago today my daddy went home to be with the Lord. Not having him here with us has gotten easier each year but on the anniversary of his death, it never fails to be hard. I can't explain the absence in my soul but I try and remember the many memories that I feel so blessed to have shared with him. The most memorable ones are when we would sit at the table and talk for hours. He'd share endless wisdom of life, love and story after story. He was the greatest listener and my best friend. I miss him so much and our talks. I miss his laugh and how his belly would jiggle when he would laugh so hard. I even miss his stubbornness, how he would gripe at me about the healthy food I'd make him eat. Man I miss my old man!
I made this video a year after his death. His last wish was for me to take him back home to Guatemala, specifically Antigua. He wanted Rico my husband to carry his ashes and leave his remains on the Pacaya volcano. It was not an easy task but we along with our cousin and his eldest brother, we followed through. It was such a blessing and a gift from God to have been able to honor my father.
Here we are the four of us! This is something that will bless my heart always and I will never forget.