Alegna Soap Gratitude List My Dad

My Dad

By Angela Carillo on Monday, December, 12th, 2016 in Gratitude List.


There is no easy way for me to write this. My dad died last Tuesday. He hadn’t been well for a few weeks and he hated feeling sick.



I’m grateful for all the things he taught me, and for all the things he did for me.



I’m grateful he was alive to meet both his great-grandsons.




I’m grateful we had a wonderful last Thanksgiving together.  I’m grateful he didn’t suffer long. I’m grateful I had him for 59 years. I’m grateful God chose him to be my dad.


What are you grateful for this week?


Yours in Gratitude,




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27 responses to “My Dad”

  1. Kathy Basso says:

    Dear Angela,
    You know how I felt about your dad. I really, really liked him a lot. I always enjoyed seeing him at your Open House and I loved sitting and chatting with him and your mom. Not a day goes by now that I am working in my soap lab and I use my soap molds and my curing racks that he made for me and I can’t help but think about him. He will always be with me. He was a wonderful man and I am happy that you cherished him the way you did.

  2. Donna says:

    Dear Angela, I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ve been thinking about you. He has such a nice face. Take care.

  3. Sending love and hugs and all sorts of gratitude karma. Love you!

  4. I am grateful for you, your friendship, your products, the positivity you put out in the world. I am so sorry about the loss of your father. I am holding you all in my prayers. XO

  5. So sorry to hear about your dad! Thank you for sharing him with us through Facebook. Sending you hugs and praying for you and your family.

  6. Maureen Field says:

    I am so sorry Angela. I can’t believe I met him on a Jaunting Car in Ireland going around the Ring of Kerry. He was so full of life and so proud of you. What are the odds of meeting someone whose daughter worked at North Shore. He will be missed I am sure. God Bless Angela.

  7. Debbie Ventura says:

    So sorry to hear about your dad. Glad you got to share so many happy memories with him.
    He will always be with you. Prayers for you and your family at this difficult time.

  8. Dearest Angela,

    I never had the pleasure of meeting your father in person, but through your stories and the woodwork in your lab, he was ever-present and transcends all of time. I am truly sorry for your loss and hope you can find comfort in how his spirit is everywhere about you.

    With love,

  9. So sorry Angela. What a beautiful story, I am glad he did not suffer long. You spent a lot of time with and was such a good daughter. I am Happy that you have so many happy memories that can warm your heart. Wishing you much love.

  10. Jennifer Wojcieski says:

    So sorry Angela. He was so fortunate to have a wonderfully caring and grateful daughter. Sending love to you and your family. XOXO

  11. Joan Morais says:

    Angela, you paid your dad such a nice tribute. The photos of him you shared are precious. I’m sory for the loss of your dad. It is hard. My dad was one of my greatest loves in my life. I miss him everyday. Be gentle with yourself. Grief hits in waves and there is not much we can do about it except be there and feel it. Many hugs to you.

  12. Lynn JT says:

    Sending you love and strength. Beautiful pictures too. Fathers are so important and the father daughter bond cannot be underestimated.

  13. Phyllis Morici says:

    Angela I am so sorry for your loss. I always read your Newsletters I guess I missed this one. I just saw your email yesterday. I had now idea about your dad. I am so sorry I never got to pay my respects. I know how close you were to your dad. He was a wonderful man. I used to love seeing your parents at the school events when the boys were younger. I can only imagine how hard this is for your mom. At least she has you & your family to help her through this difficult time. I will keep you all in my prayers.

    Love, Phyllis

  14. Phyllis Morici says:

    Yes they were great times and I have wonderful memories. My dad died 8 years ago and my one regret is he never got to meet Juliet. He would have loved her. At least your dad got to meet both of your grandsons and I am sure they brought him much joy. You will always have those memories of them spending time together. Treasure them always.

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