If I could I would like to have my dad around for Christmas. The last time we had Christmas together was 1996. It is so hard to believe how time passes so quickly. I never took for granted the time I had with my dad. Heck, until his death, I never went more than two weeks without seeing him.
I know death is a part of life. I understand the cycle of life. But it does not change the fact that even with the passage of time, some memories and feelings do not fade. I trust in God completely, and that is the most important thing in life. I believe, and often remind myself; It is not about me.
Merry Christmas dad!