Imagine, driving to your anniversary destination, and receiving a phone call that your Father had been killed by a hit and run driver while riding his bike.
Well that’s what happened to us on June 8, 2012. It absolutely knocked the wind out of me and my husband. We were devastated and never got to say goodbye!
I was my Dad’s only child (we were a lot alike) and he’s not only my Dad, he was also my Mentor, best friend, and Hero. I miss him so much!
From an early age, he taught me how to manage money, throw a football, shoot pool, and play Frisbee.
He used to take me to Zuma beach on his motorcycle too! He completed several marathons, 1/2 marathons, biathlons, 5Ks, 10ks, and the Bay to Breakers in San Francisco 20 times.
He was a fantastic photographer and taught me how to shoot creative pictures and edit videos. Besides being the most positive person I’ve ever known, he was also the most intelligent. He was my “Go To” guy and always told me how proud he was of me.
During the grieving process, it was tough to concentrate enough to read books, create videos, or even write blog postings. Even the smallest thing was overwhelming sometimes.
One thing, that I learned from a previous grieving experience was that I needed to maintain my strength.
While grieving, I continued to take daily vitamins, eat healthy food, and most importantly stay hydrated, which I mentioned in the blog post Eating The Right Foods Can Help The Grieving Process. It helped with energy levels and kept me also from getting even more depressed. I was able to focus better than if I ate unhealthy food.
In addition to eating healthy, I managed to exercise at least 5 times a week and continued with daily habits and routines as best I could, even when I didn’t think I could. Healthy living was important at this time, because it gave me strength to continue and get through this very difficult time.
There’s a $50,000 reward being offered and we still have no clues in finding who did this. This coward needs to be caught and put away so justice can be served!
If you have any information on this, please contact LAPD!