Our Daddy had a big personality! I think the best way to describe his energy was similar to a Santa Claus. Seriously! He had a big smile, blue eyes and a great big belly laugh as well as a big belly from eating too many sweets. No white hair or long beard and a little more mischievous than “Santa”. He was easy going and loved life, it was something others could feel in his presence. He had a way that just made you feel seen. Isn’t it crazy how when people are gone you can look back and see things in a way you didn’t before? When something or someone is always there you know it’s special but it’s just the way things are....not till that person or moment has passed can you truly see “the forest through the trees”. With his absence Leah and I have felt a strong pull to keep his Mark Taylor spirit alive that is in us both still.