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04-03-2015 09:25 PM
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Hey Smack! Will you join the Salty Dawg or the 1500? JK :-) I hope you and the boys have the time of your lives!
03-29-2015 08:37 PM
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Sail well, and sail long, compadre.
03-20-2015 06:32 AM
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Steve, I went through the same thing one year ago. The pain never goes away but you will learn how to handle it. Hang on to your kids, they will be your greatest source of strength.
03-19-2015 08:16 PM
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

It is always tough when bad things happen to good people so sorry for your loss
03-15-2015 11:13 AM
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Hi Steve,
,,,Just saw this for the very first time,,, not sure how I've missed this before. I'm sorry.
I feel distraught at your loss - and wish you & your boys peace and growth as time allows.
Godspeed on your upcoming voyage,,, you guys will be in our thoughts.
03-14-2015 11:21 PM
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Best to you and yours Steve
03-13-2015 07:39 PM
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

I'm sorry I never met Alicia. After meeting you, it was very obvious what she meant to you. You two did a wonderful job raising your sons. You and "the Boys" are some tough dudes. I'm sure she's proud of you.

03-13-2015 11:08 AM
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Bon Yoyage Smack! All the best to you and your family. Hope to run into you somewhere cruising one day!
03-13-2015 08:50 AM
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

Smack, the healing for and your boys will be hard, Moving forward will tough. I know you have been an inspiration to me in this community Iím sure you are an inspiration to your boys as well. Keep the faith. Do as we all do when we feel the breeze on your face. Trim your head to a broad reach close your eyes, look up ever so slightly, and now feel the sun and the breeze on your cheek. Take in a deep breath and remember her. DO this daily it may help. If there is anything you need P.M me . I will do what I can.

03-13-2015 07:30 AM
Re: Smackdaddy needs your thoughts/prayers

This will be a life changing experience for you, but mostly for the boys. I deeply admire parents that think and get off the usual grid. You are giving them now an opportunity that will shape the rest of their lives. They are little malleable sponges that draw in everything around them in such a natural fresh way that we adults can only recollect and be nostalgic about.

I wish you the very best and have a safe trip!
But also I wish for you that your boys will say something about you in future when they will be young adults, that I have said and still do about my father: that everything I am today and everything I have accomplished in my life is because of him, how he educated me, the opportunities he gave me to think and act with my own brain, the unconditional understanding and love he always showed me, his insight and wisdom that might have not registered back then, but certainly registered later on.
Your boys are blessed to have you and you are blessed to have them.

And thank you for being an inspiration to the rest of us who are still in the process to get to the point of preparing for such a trip!
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