I wanted to call you tonight just to say hi and to check in, and umm…. lets see, it’s been extremely cold since the first of the year; with only a day or two of mild weather. Today though, it snowed three or four inches and when I got home I needed to shovel. It was twinkly and sparkly like in northern Wisconsin and reminded me of when we used to go to the snowmobile races. It was really fluffy so shoveling wasn’t too bad. You know I don’t mind shoveling the snow when it’s not windy and blowing. Its been a few hours and I just peeked out the front door and the driveway was all snowy white again……drat….I hate when that happens.
I’ve been thinking about a new car lately too. I know you’ve been kinda pushing me to buy a new one for some time now. I admit, I’ve been procrastinating, since big purchases always delay me making fast decisions. I know you wanted to help me find the perfect vehicle to keep me safe so you don’t have to worry. I promise it’ll be four wheel drive again, and I’ll try to keep my speed down….haha.
Someone stopped me at work today and mentioned they heard your name on the radio over the weekend. The radio host seemed to know you well and talked about all the great stories you told. He had mentioned he was at your service so I must have met him, even though I can’t remember in this moment; I think she mentioned his name was Wayne. Oh, how I wish I heard that broadcast.
You know someone asks about how Mom or I are doing almost every day. I’m never quite sure how to answer that since it hasn’t felt real…..well, until today that is. Today it feels real, and I want to climb into bed for the winter and wait until spring. I know that’s not what you would want, so I won’t.
Daddy, I’m really missing you today. I just wanted to hear your voice and to talk to you about nothing in particular……..one more time.