Yet another great way to celebrate my dad’s legacy. On my dad’s birthday my girlfriend Julie met my mom and I for a coffee to toast to the one and only “Don” and celebrate his life. To my surprise Julie handed me an envelope that said “In honor of your dad on his birthday.” When I opened the envelope I saw a beautiful card that talked about the stars and how close that I am still with my dad while representing the thought that we could both be looking at the same stars. Inside the card was a check from my closest girlfriends to purchase a stone in honor of my dad at a beautiful local outdoor theater in Las Vegas. At the theater there is a memory walkway where you can write something on behalf of loved one. It’s a great place to grab a blanket, a bottle of wine, or perhaps a Jack and water (dad’s favorite) , and some food, and support the local artists while visiting another part of dad’s legacy.
After taking some time to think about what I wanted to write I chose a saying that I feel encapsulates my dad’s philosophy about life and how he lived each and every day to the fullest. My hope is that when people see my dad’s stone that they will reflect on their own lives and think about how they can live their lives to the fullest. The following is what my dad’s stone will read.
“Life is a blessing enjoy your journey!”
Don L. Steffen
In addition to the stone the remaining funds will be donate to the “Don Steffen Golf Tournament” that will be held on June 16, 2012 to raise awareness and find a cure for ALS.
Blessings to you and your loved ones. Hoping that you are living your lives to the fullest!