If you have ever lost someone close to you, you know the long term hurt that it can cause in your heart.

Today is one of those days for me. The picture below was taken 4 years ago yesterday. The day before my father passed away.

Hot Rod Thompson, TSM

He was beyond being my father. He was my hero and my friend and this was the last picture I ever was able to take of him and I together.

Hot Rod Thompson, TSM

The next day I was driving my semi down the highway when my mom called to tell me that he had gone home.

That was the day my life changed forever. He was gone and I couldn't believe it...some days I still can't. He left a hole in me like no other.

The lessons he taught me live on and to be honest I sometimes feel as if he is still teaching me lessons.

My life will never be the same without my dad. Time heals all wounds is crap because I still hurt as bad today as I did 4 years ago.

Now my life is about to change again. My mom who was so strong for my dad is now losing ground in her life.

Hot Rod Thompson, TSM

Hold close to those you love and never waste a moment.