I wanted to let you know that my Daddy died this evening... just a few hours before my brother and got here to say our goodbyes.
I could tell you a lot of things about my Daddy... he could be crass, but then turn around and be tender the next minute. There were many times he spoke without thinking, but I think he felt he knew what was best for all of us.
We battled during my teenage years and I spent my adult years trying to make up for it.
The last good conversation I had with Daddy was Monday and he talked really clear to me... he told me how much he loved us and how proud he was that I found such a great husband and we had our wonderful Savannah... as he said "You two go together like two peas in a pod."
I loved my Daddy... he was a gentle giant in many ways... with a much bigger bark than bite (although I'm not going to lie and say there was never was a bite!)
I know people like to remember the dead as saints... and although I love my Daddy very much and always will, he had flaws like every other person.
I wish I would have made it here to say goodbye to Daddy, but I'm so very thankful for the last good conversation we had together... we said our goodbyes then.
I love you Daddy... and I promise that my beautiful Savannah will know how much you loved her and wanted to see her grow.