Day 259 – Thankful for 40+ Years with the Greatest Man I’ve Ever Known, My Dad

Dad passed away today.  My emotions range from joy for him being able to spend time with his parents, family, and friends already in heaven to the stinging sadness of realizing that I won’t be able to physically hug him again.  Just when I start to feel sad I remember that Dad’s in a place with all the wood he wants, free of charge, and in the greatest workshop ever. 🙂

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While I’ve struggled to think up the right things to write tonight I’m going to fall back on a beautiful Bruce Springsteen song that I’ve sang well over a dozen times today.  While the name of it is “Terry’s Song” it could have easily been “Pete’s Song.”  You can check it out here…

Well they built the Titanic to be one of a kind, but many ships have ruled the seas
They built the Eiffel Tower to stand alone, but they could build another if they please
Taj Mahal, the pyramids of Egypt, are unique I suppose
But when they built you, brother, they broke the mold

Now the world is filled with many wonders under the passing sun
And sometimes something comes along and you know it’s for sure the only one
The Mona Lisa, the David, the Sistine Chapel, Jesus, Mary, and Joe
And when they built you, brother, they broke the mold

When they built you, brother, they turned dust into gold
When they built you, brother, they broke the mold

They say you can’t take it with you, but I think that they’re wrong
‘Cause all I know is I woke up this morning, and something big was gone
Gone into that dark ether where you’re still young and hard and cold
Just like when they built you, brother, they broke the mold

Now your death is upon us and we’ll return your ashes to the earth
And I know you’ll take comfort in knowing you’ve been roundly blessed and cursed
But love is a power greater than death, just like the songs and stories told
And when she built you, brother, she broke the mold

That attitude’s a power stronger than death, alive and burning her stone cold
When they built you, brother

Dad is the greatest man I’ve ever known, he’s truly one of a kind.  I am so thankful to have spent 40+ years with him and I am honored to be able to call him Dad.

I love you Dad.

Thanks!!!

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One thought on “Day 259 – Thankful for 40+ Years with the Greatest Man I’ve Ever Known, My Dad

  1. Sadly our world lost a wonderful Man today/Heaven gained that wonderful man today. Mike and Nick I m so sorry for your loss. May all of your memories of your amazing Father bring you comfort
    in the difficult days ahead. Praying for you and your families.

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