Bittersweet Day

Today was a bittersweet day. I can hardly believe it’s been 7 and 14 years. Let me explain.

It’s been 7 years since Daddy‘s been gone. Some days it seems longer — lots longer — and other days it seems so much shorter. As days turn into weeks, weeks turn into months, and months turn into years, I have better ones than others. You never fully heal from the passing of your parent and role model. I always, secretly, thought of Daddy as a role model. He may not have been perfect, but some of what he did and how he behaved was/is how and what I want to be. He was a perfectionist for most things. He maintained a certain order and everything had its place. He also worked hard for what he wanted and for those he loved. I’ve said many things about him over the years, so I won’t elaborate much tonight on them, but you can be sure I’ll still keep talking about them for days, weeks, months, and years to come. 😀

Now, 14 years ago tonight I graduated from high school. I can’t believe I’ve been out of high school so long. It seems only yesterday I was in there discovering some of my talents and learning who I am as a person. I even had many friendships form over the years there. This was also where many paths parted ways. I had left a best friend, whom I knew for 11 years (at that time) and it was hard to say the least. Sure we get re-aquainted at class reunions, but something isn’t the same any more. I miss hanging out with her on the weekends and laughing about boys, etc. I also remember leaving behind a sense of security. I didn’t have to worry about what would happen next or what to wear. Classes were generally planned out (as was homework and tests) and I went to a Catholic school, so what to wear was easy (either a khaki kilt and a blue polo or khaki pants and a blue polo). Fairly easy.

So it’s hard to believe how fast the time has gone and I remember both the good and the bad of what this day means to me. I’m feeling very nostalgic today and probably will for a few weeks to come. Bear with me as I continue this bittersweet time in my life!

Alleluia! Jesus is risen! Alleluia! He is risen indeed!


About Christy

I enjoy: my family, my faith life, photography, drawing; writing, working on cars, basketball, football, and baseball. These are just a few of the many things I'll just have to read my blog to know me better to know more of them. Other things you may not catch on that I enjoy are: cats, angels, ballroom dancing, Christian music, camping (being one with nature and all of God's creations), traveling, cherry and apple blossoms, and the colors blue (in all shades), white, black, dark purple, and SOME shades of pink. (Rainbows are cool, too. And I'm NOT a lesbian! Although, I'm friends with some gays and lesbians as well as a few transgenders.) I am Roman Catholic. I graduated from Johnson County Community College, where I majored in Animation in hopes of fulfilling my dreams of being a computer generated animation movie maker. I also have a degree in Corporate Communication from Avila University. I'm currently employed at Nestle Toll House/Haagen-Dazs (at Oak Park Mall in Overland Park), I own my own business -- C & S Productions, L.L.C. (check it out at, and am single. My favorite time of year is Winter and the Christmas season! It's just so...well, I can't put it into words. ^_^ Lastly, I am 36 years young!
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