My Dad is a man I love with all my heart and a man who loved unconditionally with all of his. He was taken from us too soon and I miss him so much. I miss his unmistakable laugh, his mischievous smile, his bear hugs, his stories, and so much more. He knew no strangers because he treated everyone as if they were friends. My Dad is a protector and a teacher; one who I know is still guiding and protecting as he watches over us. I miss you, Dad. I wish you could have stayed to see your grandkids grow up into the amazing, caring people I know they're going to be. I'm so glad you got to be there to see Matthew when he was born. Even though you only knew him for his first few months, I know you loved him with all your heart. It's hard for me to accept that you're no longer here to give hugs to, to give me a push if I stall, to cheer me up when I'm sad, and to laugh with. You will live on in the memories of those who love you and the many whose lives you've touched. My memories of you will be treasured, I only wish there were more to make. I love you Dad…but it was too soon to say goodbye.