Today my beloved Godfather transitioned to the spirit realm. And though I know his love will continue to surround me, the world lost a lot of character today.

My Godfather was a total class act. Warm and personable to absolutely everyone, he quite simply had a story for any situation. I can only smile as I think about his amazing memory and ability to recount details from long ago. I was fortunate to have seen him recently on Father’s Day, and even then he was telling me stories from his time in the Army in the 1940′s…and into the 1960′s when he got to know President and Lady Bird Johnson :) He lived a life of service and compassion — as a member of the armed forces, the postal service, and a long time usher at church — he always looked after others and he always did it with a smile.

Even now, I can see him smiling at me with a gleam in his eye and playfully shaking his fist in the air haha I am so thankful for the memories I have of him, which span throughout my lifetime. He lived 93 full years and will be greatly missed by many. The world was incredibly lucky to have him.

I was especially blessed to have him as my Godfather. He always encouraged me to “keep doing what you’re doing” and trust in God. And I will miss him. So much love to you, Godfather. You are my Saint Nick ;)

 

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Photo: With my beautiful Godparents, Father’s Day 2015