Heaven gained a ray of sunshine all those years ago. I've spent the last 20 something years trying to understand why he was taken and tried to fill the void with all the wrong things and people. I'd give anything to know my birth dad, but this is the first anniversary of his death that I'm not playing the "What If" or "Why, God?" Game. I have some big shoes to fill being the daughter of Robert Alcocer, but I'm up for the challenge.
Last week I was able to sit on his bench in Monterey, California and overlook his favorite place in the entire world. Those of you who are closest to me know what that meant to be able to sit where he once stood. You also know I've been trying to get out there since I was a little girl but life and health got in the way.
Here's to closure, healing, and living the best year of my life that he, my mom, and my amazing dad Mark could have given me. I am celebrating you today, Dad. Thank you for the greatest gift you could have given me...the gift of this life.