“let’s focus on happier things shall we?! … me. I was over zealous.
you were unimpressed. and dad just tried to hold it all together”
~Akilah (my sister)
🌸Closer Than Close
My dad and I didn’t talk every day. I didn’t go to a lot of family functions or come around much. BUT my dad and I had our own daughter/ daddy time. And a lot of inside jokes about life ~
He was a simple man and only wanted a phone call. And knowing how much I loathe talking on the phone, that’s all he wanted every fathers’ day ^.^ I could do that! 😺
And just like that, our annual time to shoot the sh!t became something rather special to us.
Oi! There was something else super special about being my dad’s kid …
When I met my dad, I also learned that I was a big sister.
Not too sure I ever told my sister how much of an honor it has been but yea. She’s a’ight … (love you Key! 😚)
She found these while preparing dad’s obituary. And sent them for a few laughs.
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It’s funny how you can spend time understanding impermanence, suffering, death … life cycles. And in an instant, you have so many questions about this thing we call life ~
Thank you for helping me understand my purpose.
Thank you for helping me consider life and my bigger picture.
Thank you for your examples, funny life perspectives & real live dad advice to apply to business so I don’t beat myself up … too much 😅
Thank you for always giving me space to grow but leaving the door open so I could always return home.
Thanks for being my dad.
Miss you already old man ~
Everyone has checked in and asking how I’m doing. So here it is ~
This new reality without him is hard. But I’m happy my old man is without pain or worry. 🌈
So I know I’ll be a-ok in time.
His life (& death) brought many bright, colourful and thoughtful parts to my life. My dad makes up 1/3 of me, so I have plenty more to learn about me. It’s guaranteed to be a colourful ride!
In the meantime, I am to have made it over some of life’s humps. From now, I can be more present with my sister and step-mom.
I KNOW that would make my dad really happy.
Thanks for sharing this moment with my family + me.
Happy (belated) fathers’ day and hugs to anyone else missing their dad ~ ^.^
Gambare, minna 🎨☀🌈💗💕✨ Imani (イマーニ)
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