July 21, 2011 0 Comments ToDad

Every Step

It has been a long time since I put anything on here when so much has happened in the past few. I have been thinking about my Dad a lot lately because everything either reminds me of him or I just think that it would be so great to be able to ask him this right now. What does he think about doing it this way? Even if he did not specifically know what I was talking about because it was technology, he would have something to add.

First, my sister’s wedding. Who could argue that that wedding had Dad written all over it? I am not talking about the pictures and the feeling that he should be here with us to share this moment, although that was there for sure. He would have loved it and even though it was Kristin’s day, I think it would have been his day too. The wedding was shiny pink for crying out loud! I would have loved to see him out there; I think he would have even been out on the dance floor too.

Dad’s fireworks blowout was definitely not the same. I was out working most of the day, but when I was there, everyone was helping get ready, but the Orchestrator was not around. We got the job done and everything worked out great, but the biggest part of the show was missing. I think we did our best to make up for it with the show that we put on. I have to say, I have never experienced a fireworks display that brought tears to my eyes.

I also launched the newest version of my company’s software to the cloud, which very few people have and could do. It is actually the first in the oil and gas industry. I could not have done it within all that he taught me. I do have to be careful though to not go too far with how much I work sometimes so I do not burn myself out because I have been maxed out for a while now to make all of this happen.

Dad, I will carry you with me every step of the way.