Sooo I don’t talk about this very much (ever?), but I lost my dad to diabetes over 11 years ago. It was the first loss I had ever experienced, and it was life-changing.
My dad wasn’t the most verbally expressive man, but when I graduated from college, he wrote me a letter (two sides!) telling me how much he loved me and how proud of me he was. Needless to say, it is my most prized possession.
A few weeks ago, Stephanie from GeeZees Canvas stepped into my life at the perfect moment. I was starting to worry about the letter’s fragility, and she sent me the letter he had written. On canvas. In the shape of a heart. Does it get any better?
I’ve moved it all over the place trying to find the perfect spot, but I’m actually enjoying placing it around the house. Because even 11 years later, any small glimpse of that letter brings a smile to my face.
I should be clear that Stephanie did not ask for my post today. She provided me with the canvas, and I just think there’s a lot to be said about a company who makes it their business to preserve memories in a creative and touching way.
If you’ve ever experienced loss, you know that even 11 years can still feel like 1 year. I’m so thankful that GeeZees was able to help me put a glimpse into my dad’s heart in my home. Thank you, Stephanie!