Dear Pops, an Open Letter to my Dad...

Dear Pops,

Hey, up there, in the great blue yonder!
The last year has been quite the roller coaster, and I've missed your presence more than ever. 
I have prayed time and time again to see you in my dreams, but those visits have been few and far between. Luckily, I always have you with me, in my heart and in my integrity.

Dave and I got married on August 3, 2011. You would have been so proud! Ben walked me down the aisle, and Henry made a really sweet toast. All of the moms were there, and siblings--it was a regular family reunion! And it was so fun. Dave wore your diversity pin on his suit, so we would have a symbol of you there with us. Chris Margolin even officiated the wedding! It was great.

I am constantly reminded of the lessons you taught me, even unintentionally. The need to wake up early, to do things when they need to be done, and to live life full of integrity. I am so grateful for the way you raised us.

Thank you.
I miss you, and I hope to see you in my dreams.



  1. Beautiful Catherine, I am sure he is right beside you, every step of the way :-)


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