I miss hearing him smack on Slim Jims while we talked on the phone.
I miss hearing him say "Hey Kid."
I miss showing up at his work for a hug and a milkshake.
I miss our daddy/daughter mornings at Hardee's and how he would cut my biscuit for me even when I was 16 years old.
I miss his quirkiness and habit of moving his shoulder up and down every few minutes.
I miss his laugh.
I miss him giving me a hard time for not laughing during a funny movie.
I miss everything about my dad, the good and the not so good. Sometimes it does get easier, but other times, when I "forget" and go to call him, it's really tough. I love him and have missed him so much these past 5 years. I will never stop missing him, but some days it is a little bit easier to smile than to cry.
And because I know my dad would absolutely love this video of his sweet grand daughter, here is Madi's lesson of how to hula hoop - or "woo hoop":
Have a great Monday, and give your dad an extra hug today. :)
PS. I would also like to wish my beautiful friend Jill a very happy birthday! I heart you Jilly!