My dad would've been 59 today. I have been missing him a lot lately, not sure if it's because his birthday was coming up, or just the stress of the move making me "emotional" about things.
Jermaine had a great idea last night, "how 'bout once we live in Maine if we all get together for his birthday every year?" I like that idea. We can eat shrimp (his favorite), watch old home movies, laugh, and reminisce about how much fun he was.
My dad was great, he had such an impact on the lives of so many through the little league program in NH. He actually started the softball program so that I wouldn't have to play baseball! He also started a handicapped league and was involved in fundraising for the Jimmy fund. He began volunteering when Shaun was in diapers and continued until well after we were out of college. I wish he were here today to play catch with Avery. Boy, he really would've enjoyed playing with his SIX grandchildren.