This is part of my 31 Day Five Minute Free Writes challenge within a challenge. I will be linking up with 31 Day Challenge at The Nester's as well as at Heading Home. For a list of all my letters you can go here.
Dear, dear Richard:
Here it is Monday morning. What we did on so many Mondays in our past was prepare for our work week. Now I prepare for another week of remembering you.
Oh how much work there is to do. Working together was something we did well. Wasn't it? I met you while working. You were my boss. You were very serious about work. No job to you was 'part-time'. You gave every job your full attention.
You never considered the job that you did at Cessna Fluid Power/Eaton Corporation to be work. It was your career. And you loved it. Actually enjoyed getting up and going to the office everyday. I think it was at your retirement party that someone told me you had only missed like 12 days of work in 40 years. Now that, my dear, is impressive. You were very dedicated to your career. And you passed that on to both our sons. If Danny has a job, he is passionate about it and never misses. And you know how Justin is. You passed on that love to him in the way he handles his police career. You were the greatest role model.
I miss working with you in the kitchen. You liked getting in there to 'help'. I often just moved aside and let you do it. Same thing outside...the garden and the flowers. They were your passion. Never work!
Now I am working through my grief. As I know is necessary to come out on the other side with some type of sanity. It is hard work. But I love the memories that it brings me.
Have a blessed day,