Today would have been your 65th birthday. You were aiming so hard for this day. This was to be your official day to retire, your day to really start reaping your rewards after working hard all those long years to support our family and Mom.
It's been a long 4.5 months without you. I'm realizing just how much you did for Mom and the family. You really took on all the responsibilities when Mom got sick and kept everything rolling along.
Today Mom, the kids and I are going to visit your final resting place before enjoying lunch together. Later the entire family is going to gather so we can celebrate you. We'll have a few beers, eat some pizza and watch your grandchildren run around.
Molly misses you so much. We talk about you all the time and I really hope we can keep your memory alive in her. Unfortunately, your other grandchildren are too young to really remember you but I know that they will still know your love. You and Mom made a pretty awesome family. It's now our responsibility to tell your grandchildren stories about you and how much love you had for everyone. We love you, Dad (Poppa)!