This was my father, the man who loved me even if he didn’t always know how to show it. The man who wanted the very best for me, even if he couldn’t say it.
He was complicated, beautiful, charismatic, sarcastic, intelligent, persistent, and driven. Our relationship was messy, but I know I got his very best traits (except for the weird webbed-toes, thanks for that!). He taught me to work hard, push harder, write a killer thank you note, jump waves, snow ski, argue my opinion, and take a chance on the scary stuff. He made me believe success was there for anyone willing to work for it.
Goodbye, dear Dad. You will never be forgotten, and are loved more than you knew. I take comfort knowing you are finally at peace, whole and new. I know when we see each other again, it will be perfect and right. Give Poppoo a hug for me!
Your adoring daughter, Cass. xo