Lois Kasper Paumen
Forever Rely On God
My Best Friend – My Hero – My Dad!
Some knew him as Mike, others by Michael, but we know him as Dad.
May 11th, 2013 was by far the hardest day of our life. At 10:43 pm our world shattered when the man who never walked away….Was taken away from us.
When others found life too overwhelming or just not what they had on their agenda decided to leave. This man stood strong-took charge and became a hero to his daughter’s. Not always the easiest up bringing… LOL…But I wouldn’t change it for anything. It created very independent and strong women who are able to stand on their own two feet and make it in this crazy world.
I have had a difficult time trying to figure out “How do I?”
How do I explain how amazing this man truly was?
How do I explain that above all else he would stand in front, behind or next to his family regardless?
My Dad certainly had ups and downs in life but one thing is for sure…His family or AKA his “Chickens” were his biggest love. There isn’t a day that goes by that our hearts don’t ache. I still want to pick up the phone and call my Dad just to shoot the shit, get advice, or vent. He always had a way of knowing by the tone of our voices if something was wrong. He always had a way of making things better – Making us see the brighter side – Or giving us the almighty advice of “You know what you otta do talk”
The past three years have definitely been tough road too finding our “new normal.” I know he has watched his daughters and grandchildren struggle in absense so in the true Mike fashion when the anniversary of death came upon us this year my Dad had different intentions.
On May 11th, 2016 at 1:43 am his first Great-Grandson Andrew Joseph was born. I know my Dad had his hand in this. He took a day that was so painful for all of us and turned into a celebration. We get it Dad! You were there cheering with us as he joined this crazy but love filled family.
We miss you every moment of every day!