November 14, 2016
You wanted so much to learn more about my father, and I often shrugged in response. How do you talk about someone you did not hate but also did not know how to love? He was there and then he wasn't. He provided for the family, attended school functions, sat at the dining table. These are my memories of him. If I imagine harder, I can tell you that in my heart of hearts, I loved him every day of my life. He has a gentleness about him that I could not find in anyone else. I miss him now.