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Becky says: Enjoy your time together

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Huh, as I entered the date for today's blog, I realized it's been 9 years since I spoke to my dad.

Days like this are just a reminder to enjoy the time you have with the people you love.

It was about 8:45 a.m., Friday morning, January 30, 2004.  We were laughing on the phone about how ridiculously cold it was in Green Bay, where I lived at the time.  As we said goodbye, he was still laughing.  That was my last memory ... and it still makes me smile.

Later that night, around midnight, I got a call from my sister.  My parents were downtown (back home in Cincinnati) when dad suddenly became unresponsive.   And that was it.   A brain aneurysm, he didn't even know he had, ruptured.  

So, I hadn't planned on going down the solemn route when I began typing this blog.  Sorry.  It just hit me, as I typed in January 30th.

But maybe, again, it's just a reminder to treasure every moment you have with the people you love.