Thank you, WP Family.

My Dad would have been 66 today. It’s been a tough few days leading up to this. The emotions snuck up on me. I didn’t expect it to be like this. At night I’ve been sitting on our back deck looking at the stars waiting for him to show himself. Sometimes I play his music. I don’t always handle that too well.

I took Gavin fishing this past weekend. He met an adorable little girl who was bird watching with her mother. Within minutes they were talking and it didn’t take long before Gavin announced to them that his Grandfather died. My father was amazing with Gavin. Which, for me, was healing to see. When I was Gavin’s age my father wasn’t part of our family unit.

Things change.

Thanks everyone, for the digital support and friendship. I consider of number of you friends. Even if only through these online channels, you are great people. I’m thankful for that and I’m thankful for WP. One of the bright spots for me (concerning the writing world) was Tara and her accepting a short story of mine into a wonderful horror anthology that she edited and published. Tara, I appreciate you. I still can’t find the motivation to submit any work and you were able to get that unstuck. I know I can ‘get there’ again, but I guess not yet.

So, I think I’ll take myself fishing today and see if I can find Dad.


25 thoughts on “Thank you, WP Family.

  1. Matt, hope the legacy of your father’s life and love will live long in your heart! He sounds amazing. I also miss my papa each and every day, too! ✨💜✨


  2. I’m so sorry for you loss. I’m sure he’s proud of you, looking down upon you and your family from a better place. God Bless You, take care 🙂


  3. My mother and father-in-law share the same birthday. My thoughts slip to them as well. While you feel sadness, there is great love there, cherish it. It’s good to still have the memories you can look back on with a smile, Matt. ((hugs))


  4. You’ve been on my mind a lot. I guess with my own loss anniversary and knowing your own recent loss… it just all comes together. May love always hold you close. His memory is a precious gift.


  5. I’m so sorry for your loss. Both my parents are gone now, and I think about them daily. Grief is ever with us in many layers. Your father must have been amazing. And indeed he died too young. Mine send me signs, feathers, dimes, pennies, dreams. I feel they are still guiding me. I’m sure your dad is also at your side.


  6. I also lost my dad 2,5 years ago and it has hardly been days I haven’t think of him but it’s getting easier still. I have accepted he’s gone but I’m remembering how he was, what would he say to some things etc…So sorry for your loss but it will get easier with time!


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