Today is a difficult day. For it is the anniversary of the birth of my step-father, who died suddenly 6 months ago. I thought it was the perfect day to honor him. He was a very special man and who always had my and his other children's best interests at heart. Big Sam, also known as Bah-Pah and Grandpa, was a man who loved his wife, his children and his grandchildren VERY much. He spent countless hours with my own kids establishing a bond with them that will carry with them throughout their lives. He was a generous caring man with a wonderful sense of humor. He always loved to make us laugh. I know many MANY lives were touched by him and were effected by his loss. My thoughts are with everyone who feels the pain of his absense, today especially, on his birthday. I love you and miss you big guy and celebrate your memory.