I was Daddy’s little girl, his first child. Dad took pictures of me every week, so I have quite a collection of photographs of myself as a baby and young girl.

Dad made sure to teach me things like how to use tools and how to fix things around the house. He even taught me to work on cars!

Dad also taught me (by example) how to love & honor your spouse. He showed me that together a couple can do anything as long as they do it together.

Our birthdays were 13 days apart, so we usually celebrated them together when I got older.

When Dad was in the hospital dying, I visited him every day and he told me about his childhood and his life. I wish I had time to learn more about him before he passed away.