You know, it’s funny how I still miss my dad every day, yet I really didn’t think about this anniversary coming up. Didn’t realize it until late yesterday afternoon.
It’s been 14 years since Dad passed away. And maybe the fact that I didn’t think about it coming up is a good thing. Maybe it just means I’ve been busy. Maybe it means I’m not dwelling on it. Maybe it means that it’s 2020 and that’s just how this year goes.
I know it doesn’t mean I’m not sad that I don’t get to see him or talk to him on a regular basis. I know it doesn’t mean that I don’t have tons of happy memories to look back on. It doesn’t mean that I don’t still have tears for him now and then, sometimes in joy, other times in sorrow.
It’s been 14 years today. And while life may get hectic… while things may become distracting… I’ll never forget this day. I’ll never forget his birthday. Because as long as I’m alive to remember, Grayson Lee Peck will not be forgotten.