Today would have been my dad’s 85 birthday and I miss him so much! He’s been gone for over a decade now but that doesn’t make this day any easier. Sure through the years, you get all those words of ” wisdom” that tell you that it will get better over time. It doesn’t and frankly as you age missing them can become more difficult in which to deal with. The fundamental reason for that is because you personally start facing the same issues your parents did! In a strange way, those lessons he taught me decades ago have gotten me through the most difficult time in my life!