To my Dad,
You were taken from me way to early. You have missed out on too much, and I am so saddened by all the time that has passed that I haven't gotten to share with you. All the birthdays, graduations, and exciting days that you missed. Even though I know that you are somewhere, smiling down on me and sharing these special days with me, I hate that you cannot be here. I cannot believe its been 9 years since that terrible day that stole you away from me much too early.
I think of you every single day. I miss your smile, I miss having breakfast with you before work, and I miss calling you when I got home from school. I miss eating dinner with you, miss saying goodnight to you, and most of all, I miss hearing you say you love me.
Mom told me the other day about the day you came downstairs crying not too long after I was born. Crying because you realized you officially bonded with me. And that makes me cry...because our special bond was ripped apart years and years too early.
I miss you more than you'll ever know.
But I hope you know that you will always, always be a part of my life.
I love you. Forever.