Crystal Beach, Daddy, family, grief, loss, love, memories, miss you, sunset

Remembering Daddy…

Two years ago today, at 1:53pm, we said goodbye to Daddy. There isn’t a day that passes that I don’t think of him and wish he were still here with us.

After four weeks in the hospital, the last two in ICU, we had to make a very difficult decision to let him go. While it was very hard to so, I still believe it was the right decision. How quickly he passed was proof of that.

Two weeks after his passing, I made a memory book that I still look at often. I took all the beach photos in it – this is the true meaning of the sunset pictures I post every month on the 4th. I thought today would be a good day to share it again. For my dear family and friends, this will be a reminder of those special days. For those of you who didn’t know him, this is a small glimpse into the love that my family had for the most amazing man and father ever.




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Today we will go to Crystal Beach for sunset and to Ozona Pig for dinner, just as we did the day he passed away. These were two of his favorite places to go and it is just one of the many ways I keep his memory alive. 

I love you Daddy, and I miss you always. You are my hero, my guardian angel, always just a thought away…


  1. Oh, Nanci. What a beautiful tribute to your dad. You brought tears to my eyes. May you all be comforted by your beautiful memories today!

    1. Thank you, Susi. It was a nice day with family.

  2. What a beautiful post. The photos are lovely.

    1. Thank you Grace.

  3. What a great tribute to your dad made me think of my dad who is the most awesome man I know along with hubby that is……..

    1. Thank you Joanne!

  4. Wow. Such a beautiful tribute. I can tell you put much thought into it all.

    1. Thank you Nicole. Looking back now, I’m not sure how I managed to get through making the book just two weeks after saying goodbye. But I’m glad I did it.

  5. Crying now, reading this Nanci, and remembering all the good times. The love that lives in your family, then and now, is incredible, and is the best and most fitting tribute to your father. Love you.

    1. Thank you Karen… Love you too!

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