Thursday, January 22, 2015

Once a Hero, Now an Angel

I'm a very lucky girl. Since I was about eight years old, I had two dads, and both of them are truly amazing and I love them both so much. Today I lost one of them after a difficult battle. As you may have noticed, I have not been posting much the past few months. Since we found out that my dad was terminal, my main focus was to spend as much time with him as I could and everything else will be there later.

The handsome man you see in the pictures was an incredible individual. He was a WWII veteran and his plane was shot down. Fortunately he was saved, hidden, and nursed back to health by the underground French. After returning home he joined the Gary Fire Department where he once again, spent his life as a true hero, saving countless lives. 

He married my mom when I was about ten. He never treated us as stepdaughters. He raised us as if we were his own blood. He was an amazing man who was loved by everyone who crossed his path, and he will be missed so much.

I promise to catch back up with all my blogging friends soon. While you are waiting for my return, please let all your loved ones know how much you love them. Tell them, hug them, and be there for them. When it's all said and done, there is nothing more important than the people you love.


  1. Sheryl, I am so sorry for your loss. Wishing strength and love to you and your family to cope with this grief. Your dad was clearly an amazing person and lived a wonderful life, loving his family and helping others. I can imagine how much you will miss him.

  2. So sad for you! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. What a lovely tribute to your stepdad.

  3. Sending many hugs your way! I'm so sorry for your loss!
    This is such a great post :)

  4. I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers this week.

  5. I'm so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. He sounds amazing! What a wonderful man to have raised you guys like his own. A man of awesome character! My thoughts are with you.

  6. I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this sad time

  7. I'm sorry for your loss. Love the old photos. What a dapper guy!


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