But the good feelings eventually turned to sadness. I started missing my dad and suddenly I couldn't stop crying. Most days I'm perfectly fine and I smile when I think about him... But a few times a year I have huge crying fits, especially on certain days like my birthday, his birthday, New Year's Eve, the day he died, etc.
It will be 4 years on July 26. In 2006, my mom, my sister and I got together to celebrate. We went to Montréal, ate at one of my favorite vietnamese restaurants and went to see "Elvis Story". In 2007, the 3 of us got together again to have dinner at a Greek/seafood restaurant that we used to go to with my dad. In 2008, my mom was in France so we all spent the day on our own.
This year, my mom will be in France again but I want to try and do something special. There's an organic farm nearby that has an open day on July 26, so that might be something fun to do with Louis-Justin.
Here's a photo of my dad & I in 1980.
Us again, in 2004.