Friday, May 9, 2008
Trip to Kansas City
As many of you know, my step-father of 20 years, Paul, passed away in late February. I went home to K.C. in March for nearly two weeks to spend time with family and participate in a lovely memorial service. Although he never tried to take the place of my real dad (who died of cancer when I was 11 years old), Paul actively participated in my life. His enthusiasm for travel helped plant a seed in me that lives on to this day! Ryan and the kids survived well in my absence.
Pics at the memorial service: my girlfriends and I (we sang a song together for Paul at the service); Mom, sister Kelly, and me; niece Chloe and my dog Nisa.