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It’s (not) a Wonderful Life... without you😔

My dad’s favorite movie was It’s a Wonderful Life. 
We watched it together often around the holidays. 
When I was little it was usually on Thanksgiving Day after putting up our tree. 
Oh, the tree! I loved putting up the tree. Seeing it at night, all other lights off, with only the colorful Christmas lights aglow. We played an ornament game to trick people into thinking dad could read minds or was all-knowing. 
To me he was all knowing. 
He just seemed to have that innate human quality of knowing what was needed. He was the best. Those of you that knew him know what I mean. 
So, this year as I prepare today to watch “It’s a Wonderful Life” without you, I am overcome with the feelings of how it’s not a Wonderful life without you. 
You’re not here to talk to...
You’re not here to give advice...
You’re not here to see and dote on your beautiful great grand girl that I know you would adore...

But man am I grateful that while you were here on Earth; you made this a Wonderful Life for all of those whose lives you touched. 

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