It has been a week since I’ve posted and it is with great sadness that I’m posting today with news that my father, Vernal B. Lynch, passed away on Monday morning after a long battle with Prostate Cancer. I can’t begin to describe the pain and grief my family and I are suffering at this time. As I prepare to attend his funeral today, I’m posting to let you guys know that I will be continuing on with the work that I started. My father would want that. He was very proud of me and I want to make sure that I continue to make him proud. After all, he is the reason why I write in the first place. He always encouraged my writing as a child and loved to read the poetry I wrote. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world to have been blessed with a father who loved my mother, brothers, sisters and I so much and I will never forget the lessons he taught me. He was our protector, our mentor, our inspiration and our rock. He taught me to love life and to live out loud. He gave me the gift of music, words and taught me to always remember that family is EVERYTHING. He will be forever etched in my memory and I can’t think of a single person who will ever surpass him. I will forever and always be “Daddy’s Little Girl”. I’m so proud of him.
I will be leaving for Greece next week as planned, and will be posting upon my return. This trip takes on a whole new meaning now. I hope you guys will continue to stick with me during the recap. I appreciate all of the love, support and prayers I’ve received from my internet family, it means more than any of you could ever know.
I look forward to forging ahead and thank you again for your continued support.
Until next time…