You (Miss You So Much Dad)

Kaminski Family

Your vests
Your handwriting
Your coffee cup
Your lotto numbers
Your tools
The sound your belt makes hanging on the back of the bathroom door

Your keys
Your brush
Your hoodies
Your projects
Your ability to fix things
The way you wear your pants so high

Your notepads
Your gifts for Mom
Your solitaire games
Your crosswords
Your family photos
The way you putz around the garage for hours

Your Cadillac
Your fishing poles
Your lawn
Your golf clubs
Your workbench
The things you’ve built with your hands all over the house

Your lists
Your thermos
Your cough drops
Your pillow
Your house shoes
The way you answer the phone

Your scenic routes
Your naps
Your tissues stuffed in your nose when it won’t stop running
Your routines
Your Mahjong tiles game
The way you change the channel by saying “Disney Jr”

Your fishing spots
Your Starbucks
Your alarms
Your peanut butter and jelly on cinnamon bread
Your spot on the couch
The way you hold your cell phone to read your texts

Your salads
Your adventures in selling on eBay
Your cooler for baseball games
Your way with telemarketers
Your inside out salami sandwiches
The way you greet us at the door

Your Vegas trips
Your sports room
Your basement
Your eggs with potato chips
Your airplane video games
The way you prepare waffles and syrup for the kids

Your westerns
Your radio stations
Your music
Your fingerprints on the remotes
Your cups of ice
The way you yell at the TV during football games

Your creation of the word “sandpot”
Your socks
Your garage floor
Your allergy medicine
Your blankets
The way you hold a digital camera

Your jamming to the drum solo in Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight”
Your math skills
Your spelling struggles
Your willingness to say yes to everything on our trip to Mexico
Your insistence on “Lays” not “Jays” potato chips
The way you like your burgers medium and your bacon crispy

Your aerosol hairspray
Your garage calendar
Your baseball hats
Your winter coat
Your yawns
The way you sneeze

Your smile
Your voice
Your laugh
Your stories
Your hugs
The way you love you family more than anything

Your wife
Your daughter
Your son
Your son-in-law and daughter-in-law
Your grandkids
Your siblings
The way you are loved
The way you are missed
The way you will always be with us


Katie Helgesen

Katie Helgesen is the Senior Director of Business Intelligence at Dealer Inspire, a fast-growing and award winning technology company near Chicago. Katie and her husband, Todd, have 4 awesome kids and love living in a small community centered on a lake in northwest Indiana. Baseball, t-ball, and soccer schedules are just a few pieces of Katie’s Mom Hustle. Her daydreams revolve around finding more “me time” and traveling. In real life, Katie keeps herself sane with naps, Netflix and eating out as often as she can.