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Six-years... Still mourning my father's death.

by notyouraveragegrandma on December 7, 2011   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

(And always will be.)

Or as I wrote in a message to a friend: "...I was thinking about how 6 years ago tomorrow (now today) there would be a butterfly effect that took place with my father's death that changed the entire course of my life as I knew it and tonight standing in the darkness the snow brought me a sense of peace. So much has changed since the moment I got that call but almost all for the better... I've certainly had my ups and downs but I really wouldn't change anything. Each experience has brought me one step closer to the woman I am today and for that I am grateful for them all, even if I did become a bit of a crier along the way." :)


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