Meet the Sullivans: The Little Things

March 29, 2013

The Little Things

Dear Dad,

It's The Little Things that make me miss you most...

A Beatles song playing on Pandora, seeing those silly San Francisco Giants Hawaiian shirts you loved to wear, the way Owen brushes his hands together when he's excited just like you used to, the sound of a baseball game on the radio...

I missed you greatly and overwhelmingly in the first months. I would hold back tears throughout the workday when something would remind me of you. For a long time I didn't think there would ever be a day when it would be "easy" to miss you. I though I would always be tortured by my memories and that the little things would make me sad.

Now those times of uncontrollable tears and emotions are far and few between. And although that in itself makes me sad I know you wouldn't want me to spend so much time in sorrow. People said it would get easier and that soon the memories would be comforting.

Now the little reminders make me feel nostalgic--I can cherish the memories and they help me feel closer to you...as though you're still here. That you're still a part of my everyday life.

They are happy, The Little Things.



Sorry for the "downer" post today. I always think of my dad this time of year (I think of him all the time, really). He loved Lenten season. He loved God. He loved Us. He loved holidays with his family. I miss him so much, so I thought this was appropriate to share.

I hope you all have a beautiful Easter weekend with your families! I know we will.


2 comments:

Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY! said...

Aww sweet post in memory. xx

Kelly

Jen said...

What a sweet post :) I feel the same way about my grandfather. I can now smile when I think of him. Happy Easter Colleen!