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Summer Memories

Dear Ladies,

A week ago Tuesday we received an early morning call that my Dad had taken his last earthly breath. As you may remember, I mentioned in April that he wasn't doing very well. They inserted a feeding tube as he wasn't getting enough nutrition on a daily bases. He was able to go home and my step-mother cared for him. Ten years ago a tumor was located in his esophagus, because of his heart the decision was made to not operate. It is possible the tumor was cancerous, but we will never know.

The Sunday following his death a small memorial service was held at his home. Family and friends shared memories of my dad and the pastor shared the gospel message of salvation with everyone at the service.

Even though I knew my dad's death was approaching and even though it has been over 20 years since I lived with my dad I am saddened to think that I will never talk to him again or hear him say "I love you, kid." It will take time to get use to the fact that he is gone.

The lost of anyone brings to mind the precious memories you have made with that person. Once that persons is gone all we have is our memories.

Summer is the perfect time to make memories with your children, husband and extended family. We try to make it a point each summer to take a vacation with our children. We haven't always done this, but we realized we had to create those memories with them before they all grew up. One year we packed up and headed out west for three weeks. It was an unforgettable vacation. Not all summer memories have to be long, far away trips. Memories can be made taking short trips or even day trips to near by places. Check out this past blog for some near by trips you might want to try this summer.

I hope you all have a wonderful week. Ladies, I love to communicate with you, so please email me with any thoughts, concerns or questions.

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