Friday, February 19, 2010

My number 1 fan...

It is with deep and profound sadness and over-whelming sense of loss that I announce the passing of my dear, sweet, beloved Dad, Paul Meister. (

Dad - I will miss you so VERY much - I will always love you and know that a day will not go by that I won't think about you or Mom. I know that you are with her again - and sharing quite a few laughs together. I know just how much you missed her after she passed - your grief for her was painful to watch.

I am so happy that you were able to find love again later in life as I know that you just had so much love to give that once just wasn't enough.

This picture was taken Jan 3rd, 2010 at Alaina's 1st birthday.

Dad was simply the best - the best man, the best Dad, the best husband, the best friend. Your wonderful sense of humor endeared you to everyone who met you. Then they discovered you were a fierce, loyal friend - and you had a virtual army of people who LOVED you - not just liked you - loved you.

You fought a good fight - and rallied after so many setbacks. Your strength was an inspiration to so many.

Five years ago, I began making jewelery and Dad was very supportive from the get-go. He actually bought me a computer so that I could sell my wares on-line. I set up my shop on Etsy, and waited patiently for something (anything) to happen. Then one day - I got a heart. I called him because I was so excited to actually have a heart. Here is the conversation:

Me: "Dad - I got a heart!!!"
Dad: "What's a heart?"
Me: "Ummm - well it's someone who likes your shop enough to save it to their favorite places to visit. Oh - Like a fan!!!!"
Dad:" Well - can't I be your number 1 and first fan?"
Me: "Yes - always."

After that Dad was always my number 1 fan - even though I knew that he always had been. I have simply lost my number 1 fan, my best friend, my Dad. I would tell you I love you 100 times a day every day of I could - but I will just say that I will miss you more than anything and that I love you even more.


GrandmaMarilyns said...

Sorry to hear about your #1 fan, Jules. I am glad for the extra time that you got to have with him since we last talked.

Kerrie Slade said...

Oh Julie I am so sorry to read this sad news. I know how much your Dad meant to you. Thinking of you and sending you lots of love and strength to help you get through this very difficult time.

Kerrie x