Six months ago tomorrow

Six months ago, Charlie Adams, my dad, was killed in a house fire. Six months ago, my family’s hearts were broken in ways I could never imagine possible.

Myself, along with my brother, Dalton, gave the eulogy at my dad’s funeral. In honor of him — I’d like to share it.

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I had the privilege of calling this man we are honoring today, Dad.


He was the dad he didn’t have to be to us. I rarely refer to him as my stepdad — because he never once put the word “step” in front of my brother and I’s name. We were always introduced as his children. Never once did I ever feel like a stepchild.
Dad was a simple man — he loved and he loved deeply. He loved my mom with every fiber of his being. She was his world. He loved his dog, Twister — who we lost in the fire as well. We also lost their cat, Jersey in the fire. They are all somewhere — together.
Looking back I have so may wonderful memories of Dad. He helped me work on my Pontiac Sunbird — he wanted to make sure the speedometer was correct. So he drove beside me in his car on Kellogg and he help up one finger for 40 mph and two for 60. That’s the kind of man he was.
Then there was the time I scored two tickets to the monster truck show. We spent the evening cheering on our favorite monster trucks. He loved hanging out with us kids — no matter what it was were were doing. Again, that’s just the kind of man he was.
Looking back at family pictures, dad was frequently in them. My college graduations. Holidays. Birthdays. Life won’t ever be the same without him.
Dad knew no stranger. He would spend hours talking to people and telling stories of his life. He truly loved everyone and could bring a smile to anyone’s face. He was funny. Witty. Dedicated. And loyal. A truly amazing person.
I will miss his humor. I will miss HIM — the world lost a kind, amazing person. His life had a profound effect on mine — and on many others I’m certain.
May he rest in peace and run with his beloved dogs Twister and Flower. I’m certain he’s looking down while idly chatting someone’s ear off — telling them stories of his past and his family.
He wouldn’t want us to be sad. Or mourn him. But how can we not?
He will be missed deeply and dearly.










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3 thoughts on “Six months ago tomorrow

  1. Very nice tribute Brandy.He is watching down on you and proudly boasting, to anyone up there who will listen “THAT'S MY DAUGHTER”
    Rest In Peace Charlie Adams.

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  2. Very nice tribute Brandy.He is watching down on you and proudly boasting, to anyone up there who will listen “THAT'S MY DAUGHTER”
    Rest In Peace Charlie Adams.

    Like

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