Today dad would have been 87. I can't believe it's been over 9 years since he passed away.
When my sister was here she told me several times that I've grown more and more to look like dad. She said I sound like him, walk like him and have some of the same sayings as he did.
Years ago it would have bothered me to hear that... now it makes me proud.
When I was a teenager I wanted to get as far away as I could from my family and I did eventually when I lived for 7 years in Baltimore, MD. I'm glad I repaired my relationship with him. I learned to love and respect him.
Happy birthday dad, I love you and miss you.