Happy Birthday, my precious daughter

On January 7, 2016, in Dad, by Dad

Dear Stephanie.  Another birthday has come, and you would have been 24 today.  I imagine you’d already be graduated from college, and perhaps moving back in with us for a while out in Los Angeles?  That would have been fun!  Of course, not for too long 🙂 I know you would have been excited to […]


4 sad years since we lost you :(

On August 15, 2015, in Dad, by Dad

Well now it’s been 4 years since the terrible day of your death.  You’re still very much a part of our lives, and I talk about you frequently.  I think about you daily.  I miss you and will always carry you in my heart as my first born child, and my precious daughter…


Happy Birthday, sweet Stephanie!

On January 7, 2015, in Dad, by Dad

And today you would have been 23 years old!  And what a party we would have had for you, my sweet Stephanie. Of course your birthday on January 7th was always so close to Christmas time that it just seemed like one big celebration for you.  But now that you’re gone, it makes the Holiday […]


And now it’s been 3 years…

On August 15, 2014, in Dad, by Dad

Dear Stephanie, Well, as I said last year on this day, I don’t think the age-old adage that time heals all wounds was meant for a father who lost his precious daughter…  Nothing about this gets easier, but at least I can talk about you from time to time without crying.  So I suppose that is progress. […]


Happy 22nd Birthday, Stephanie!

On January 7, 2014, in Dad, by Dad

Happy Birthday my beautiful Stephanie! Your birthday was always so close to the Christmas holidays that it kind of got mixed together with the whole Holiday spirit, but now that you’re gone, it just sort of looms over the Holidays because I know that it’s coming up quickly.  We had a very nice Christmas Holiday […]


Two years since the tragic day

On August 15, 2013, in Dad, by Dad

My dear daughter Stephanie – It’s been two years now since we lost you, and it’s not any easier.  They always say that time heals all woulds, but so far I’m not seeing that happen with me.  It’s every bit as difficult as it has always been.  Sure, I manage to get out of bed […]


Happy 21st Birthday, Stephanie!!!

On January 7, 2013, in Dad, by Dad

Well today is the big one, Stephanie!  You would have been 21 years old today, and what a party I’m sure it would have been.  I would have been the party boss, of course, and I would have made sure it was a great day for you. I miss you so much, and would give […]


It’s been a year today :(

On August 15, 2012, in Dad, by Dad

This is the one year anniversary since you passed away, Stephanie, and I’m just as heart broken now as I was when I first was told the news a year ago.  This past year has been very difficult.  Your little brother Mason was born in January.  My primary election to the U.S. Congress was in […]


Happy 20th Birthday, Stephanie!

On January 7, 2012, in Dad, by Dad

My sweet Stephanie – Today is your 20th birthday, and I miss you so much!  I haven’t written in a while because it’s just too painful, but I wanted to write you today to let you know how much I love you and how I wish you could be here with all of us and […]


Daddy’s Girl

On August 15, 2011, in Dad, by Dad

Dear Stephanie, This is the day I found out you died, and my whole world turned upside down. Michelle was at home when the police came this morning to notify us. I was over at the Dominicks grocery store with Luke, just doing some errands. I always like going because it reminds me of your […]