I never thought the day would come so fast where I had to sit next to my mom in all white and funeralize my father. But that day came on 4/25/2017. My father wasn’t an ordinary person but he was an extraordinary person. Every person he came in contact with left thinking of his infectious smile or the humorous story he just told. Michael Anthony Billups was 58 when he passed away I am 30. I do believe that God is in control of all things which is why I can write about his life and how he affected me, his family and friends and people who didn’t even know him. Close to 600 people paid their respects to him as well as a countless number of Verizon employees who’s live’s were impacted by him. I don’t feel sorry for myself anymore I feel horrible for my children. He was the light of their lives, took them everywhere he could, lakes with his boat, Hershey park, Lancaster train, Disney World you name it! I remember our last hug right outside of GG’s house and you told me to be good as always. And I never saw you again alive. I want to make you happy but the problem is that the life that I am living right now is not making me as happy as I now I can be. With God on my side, my mother and strength I will continue this journey to happiness without my father because he gave me all the essentials to make sure I did what was on my heart. He wasn’t pushy and didn’t give any unwanted or bad advice he mostly let us learn on our own and was always there to pick up the pieces, now I have to pick up my own pieces.
I love you dad