I wish Chaz would have had the opportunity to meet this special man but I am blessed that I am here to tell him the stories of my Papa. He was confused at first as to why Mommy had a Papa and where he was. But over the years I think I have done a pretty good job at helping him understand.
This day comes a week after Papa's birthday and two weeks after his wedding anniversary, so the beginning of August is obviously very hard on our family. However, I have to say, when August 17th comes it feel like a weight is lifted when the balloons are released. It isn't so much of "Ok, another year down..." but rather "Yes, smiles. THAT is what he would have wanted" I think having a happy 3 year-old around also helps! Oh, and don't get too distracted by my son's outfit. He is dressing himself these days and some days are better than others.
We miss you very much Papa!
You must look back at last year's post as the pictures are so similar it is a little weird.