My Dad Was Awesome! I Miss Him.My dad passed away last year, on April 28th, 2010. I learned of the news as soon as I got home from work. It was a huge shock.
He had an ATV accident. He had type 2 diabetes, which began to claim his right hand. He lost the feeling and sensation in his thumb and index finger. Which may explain how the ATV accident happened. The ATV he was riding accelerated really fast into a tree. Not killing him at first. He got off the ATV, told my mom that he had wrecked his back, then collapsed to the ground (fainted), probably from the shock, then hit his head on the ATV. That was how he died. Once he collapsed, it was sudden. I don't think he suffered much, and thinking this gives me peace to know that he went quickly. He was 81. A young 81 year old.
I miss him everyday. He was my best friend. I was his little girl. We were a team. We were very much alike.
What I learned from my dad is to never ever give up. He taught me to stand up for myself and believe in myself. To be assertive, not aggresive, and to demand respect. To be good to others, and help others.
What I miss the most about him is how he could make me feel better when I would be having a tough time in life. He would always encourage me. Make me feel better about any difficult situation. Now he's gone, and I miss his wisdom and teachings.
But most of all I miss his laughter.
Luv you always and forever, till we meet again.