Tuesday, July 1, 2014

One Year

Today marks one year.

One whole year since you’ve been gone.

You took a piece of your heart with me when you left that day – a piece of my heart I don’t want back.

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I miss you more than I ever imagined I would…or even could.

Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you – your smile, your love…even your temper (although you never stayed mad for long). :0)

I loved the way your eyes lit up when we walked in the room – your love for us ran so deep, you truly enjoyed every moment we spent together.

I still think of you every time I see a bag of Werther's Caramels in the grocery store. Can you believe I still have the last bag you bought for me? I guess a little part of me doesn’t want to let that go.

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Growing up, you were always so supportive, never missing a game – even travelling out of town for all-star and summer tournaments. I thank you for that.


The last Christmas we shared together will always make me laugh, especially our group family picture. When I told everyone to do something silly on the count of three, you smiled and said “Ha-heee!” I still remember you sitting there as we played that silly board game, running frantically through the house to collect items listed on a card before the timer ran out. I truly felt the love and warmth of a family that day.

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Some days, the ache left in my heart hurts so bad I can hardly breathe. They say it gets better with time, and I know it will – but I’m not there yet.

I saved a voicemail from you on my phone and I still listen to it from time to time – I don’t ever want to forget the sound of your voice.

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I’m grateful I can hold on to the fact that I WILL see you again one day. I can’t wait to hug you and hear you call me your punkin once more.

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Until we meet again…all my love.


  1. Sending you lots of hugs today Karen

  2. Hugs Karen! You can tell in his pictures that he was such a kind man! I know he's looking down on you from heaven with a smile!

  3. Beautiful post and what a wonderful way to remember his legacy and life. Sending you hugs.

  4. This breaks my heart, especially since I lost my grandfather fourth months ago. I am sending you lots of love and hugs. Take care.

  5. Hi just found your site through the runDisney group. This was a lovely tribute. Great blog. I am now determined to run in a costume :)


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