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Pop's Dream

I feel truly blessed to have had so much time with such and amazing Dad. But I am so deeply heartbroken that it was cut so short. There was so much that he still had to teach me. Every day for the rest of my life will be incomplete. Every step, every breath, every heart beat will be a struggle. I have been going back to our last few conversations in my head and I can still hear his voice so crisply. When I got this news I felt completely broken. I didnt know how I would go on. Nothing will ever be the same. But after replaying over and over the last words he spoke to me I have found the purpose of my life. Its to carry on his dream. He wasnt just a man living on a mountain. He was a man living his dream. He was finally at the doorway to what he dreamed of building for all of us. Pops had a vision of building something for generations down the road. It wasnt just for him or my siblings and I, it was a grand vision. He wanted to share the paradise he found on that mountain with everyone he came across. Now we have to keep living for the dream. We have to put one foot in front of the other and carry it on. Keep the dream alive and make him proud. He never wanted to leave the mountain. Im going there when Im home and he will live on up there through me, Reagen and Erika, Jaymi and Colby, Johnathan, all of our grasshoppers and every one of us who love him. I was blessed to be told by him so many of the plans he had and things he wanted to do. I will do them all for him, in memory of him. I wont ever stop moving forward and living for the dream. I love you Pops.
Posted by Stephen Kinzer
Monday March 4, 2019 at 10:45 am
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