The countless minutes without him.
Sometimes it seems like just yesterday he left, and other times it seems like it's been an eternity.
But each day I remember to make him proud.
Each day I remember to live out his legacy.
Each day I remember that he is always watching me.
Each day I remember that he loves me.
As I look back on the last 11 years, I have seen how much I have grown. How strong I have become. Yes, there are days where I miss my dad terribly, but I know he is in a better place. I know he is watching over me.
I will forever be a Daddy's girl.
I will forever strive to make him proud.
I will forever smile when I think of him.
I will forever think of the memories that I had with him.
I will forever be thinking of him.
I want him to be watching me and looking down on me and smile because he is proud of me.
I want him to be proud that he raised me.
I want him to smile when he sees me succeed.
I am so proud to be his daughter.
Although he has missed many milestones in my life, he is watching over me.
So 11 years later, it still hurts that he isn't here, I know that everything happens for a reason.
Time does help and time does heal.
But nothing will completely heal this situation.
All I can do is smile and hope in the past 11 years I have made my dad proud.
So now, here's to a lifetime of making proud.