My dad passed away this day one year ago. Life has not been the same without him and I will forever have a dent in my soul. He was always there for me and found ways to insert reason and wisdom into my impetuous nature. He had more of an impact on me than he ever realized. He was the most amazing of men with incredible integrity and an unwavering desire to always do right by people. Perhaps his final lesson to me was at his own funeral where hundreds of people came. People who knew my dad thirty or forty years ago came up to me and shared stories of the impression and impact he made on them. It was a prideful and humbling experience and I am honored to be his son. While I doubt I will ever be nearly the man as he was, just striving to be a fraction of it will make me a better.
I love you dad, I miss you every day.