I wasn't going to do it.
I wasn't going to think about him today.
I just figured if I did my best to smile and laugh and think about positive things that today wouldn't hurt so much. I thought if I just didn't think about him, I could make it through it.
I lied to myself.
I stumbled on a photo of my dad this morning and realized I can't ignore it. He may not be with me in flesh and body but he is in my heart and his love and influence is still blessing me everyday. So, as a tribute to him, here are the words I shared at his funeral just 10 months ago.