Saturday, February 6, 2010

Remember When...

Today is February 6th. 

He would have been 49 today. 

It's been almost 10 years since he's been gone, and the one thing I've learned is this.

The pain doesn't ever leave. But the good news is, time does tend to dull it a bit. 

This picture was taken 9 months before he died. 
From right to left, back row: Brian Sloat (My Dad), me, Brad (The Groom)
Front row: Jordan (The Liar), Josh (The Youngest)


Tick tock hear my life pass by.
Can't erase and I can't rewind. 
Of all the things I regret, the most I do, 
Wish I'd spent more time with you. 
-Skillet

I love you dad. 

30 comments:

  1. More virtual ((HUGS)) from me too.

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  2. Sending comforting thoughts to you...I know how you feel. My father passed away young too. Take care.

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  3. Maybe it's just my home PC, but the picture didn't come up.

    Hang in there Bro.

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  4. You are right about time. It is a helpful friend.

    And how precious our time together is right now.

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  5. Wow. way too young! Like you said to me not too long ago~ my heart is with you today!
    Hugs

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  6. You are so right!! Take care!

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  7. Huge hugs sweetie.. I know the feeling mine has been gone for 3 years this September

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  8. Travis no the pain doesnt ease and you never stop missing them.I lost my mother,father,sister and brother and my heart still aches with the loss but thankfully not as often these days

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  9. I am always astounded by the number of things we have in common...

    My dad passed away two years ago yesterday. And ever since then I have realized that Shit Happens. Don't concentrate on the sad - remember the happy times and do it with a smile.

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  10. Iknow you miss him. Thanks for sharing you feelings with us.

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  11. I can't imagine, Travis. We only "lost" Jorge because he moved home to Spain, but there is a whole in my heart everyday. I guess it will be like this when my parents pass one day.

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  12. Sending big hugs and you are in my thoughts!

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  13. Dammit. I came here for a laugh. Now you got me tearing up. Damn. I am so sorry you lost your Dad so young, Travis. I know the pain you feel, my dad will be gone 3 yrs next month. It sucks. Time does heal the pain but it's also there to remind you how long you've been hurting.

    Hugs, my friend.

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  14. Many hugs to you today. I lost my dad almost 14 years ago so I could totally relate to what you have said. It does dull but never ever goes away.

    And on the day of it re-opens and is so raw. :(

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  15. The pearly gates aren't strong enough to contain the amount of pride your father has for you....

    I have no doubt that he is so very proud of the man you've become, Travis.

    Hugs friend

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  16. Sorry for your loss. Time does heal the pain, but there's always a dull ache. Both my parents are gone, but I was lucky enough to have them around a long time.

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  17. No, you never stop missing a good dad. I know that's true.

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  18. (((HUGS)))

    Sorry about your loss, Trav. I lost my mom in June of last year. Losing a parent is like losing some of your identity. I totally know where you are coming from. Your dad may not be able to comment, but he still loves your blog!

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  19. Thanks for posting this Travis and thanks for all the encouragement when I'm feeling shitty about my own trauma...you're a rockstar and I'm sure he's proud of you...

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  20. Awwww. *punches you in the side of your arm* That's what guys do, right??? ;)

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  21. I am so sorry for you. You are right though the pain never goes away. My dad passed only 3 years ago.

    On the lighter side though...why am i not surprised that you are the one holding the pussy in the picture?

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  22. oops read the picture caption wrong.

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  23. What beautiful boys! All of you. Your Dad was a lucky man, and what a blessing to have him for the time you did.

    I'll keep you in my prayers. Hang in there, babe.((Hugs))

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