Tuesday, December 3, 2013

In Rememberance

One year ago today my Daddy passed away from liver cancer.

It was hard watching him go from a strong man in his prime to a shell of the person he once was.

Yet even during that time his personality always shone through.

He was headstrong, stubborn, fiercely independent and at the same time he hated to be alone.

I miss him terribly but I also feel like he never left us.

I always know what answer he would give to any question I might have for him today. I can still hear his voice in my head. Most of the time I feel like he is right here with me.

There are many things that he taught me that will stay with me for the rest of my life.

He taught me to be independent. Strong. Loyal. And he also instilled in me a love of great classic music. And every time I hear a song from my childhood its like he's right beside me again.

I don't usually post things that are that personal but I was browsing around my YouTube history and came across a song that he introduced me to and I wanted to share it.

Its called Seven Spanish Angels by Ray Charles and Willie Nelson, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.


  1. I love that song! My Daddy used to play it on the guitar, as we'd sit around the kitchen table and listen to him sing. Your Dad was a great guy. I remember all of us girls up at Richland Hills had the biggest crush on him, we'd always mess with him when he came to see April and the boys. I'm glad you have all the wonderful memories of him to help you through the bad days. <3

  2. Thanks Niki. He made friends with everybody that he met. That reminds me of the time I introduced him to one of my boyfriends. He was walking toward the car waving when we pulled up and said (ex) boyfriend got all huffy and was like "Who is that?"

    I said "That's my dad!" LOL

    He always looked so young. Definitely popular with the ladies too lol.