The Things I’ve Left Unsaid

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You always said It’s A Wonderful Life was your favorite movie.  And that you often felt like George Bailey did in the beginning.  Like nothing you did ever mattered.  I wish the universe had sent you a Clarence Oddbody, a guardian angel, to come and show you how much we all really needed you.

I’m going to watch it today, in honor of you.

Because it was playing at the flashback theater on Christmas Eve that year, so it’s the one movie we missed, and you went alone.

Because that’s what you should be doing – sitting on the couch watching your favorite movie with your daughter for the first time…creating a new tradition.

She’s three now.  And she’ll never remember you.

I wish you could have held her in your arms while watching the ending, like George Bailey does with Zuzu, and I wish you too, could have known that everything was going to be alright.

“Strange isn’t it? Each man’s lives touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?”  Clarence Oddbody – It’s A Wonderful Life

Happy 33rd birthday, my friend ♥

It’s the second time we’ve had to do this without you.

Take the time to tell someone how much they mean to you today. You never know when it will be your last chance – or how much they may have needed to hear it.

“Remember George: No man is a failure who has friends.”


9 thoughts on “The Things I’ve Left Unsaid

  1. Awww… I can’t imagine. But you will be there to tell her all the good stories as she grows up. Have you thought of maybe making a scrapbook for your daughter, with pics of her daddy to look at when she gets older?

    • Yes, it was a very hard time. He was actually just a friend though – and unfortunately due to some issues with her mother, none of his friends ever got to meet his daughter. I’m afraid that she won’t hear many positive stories about her dad at all :(

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