IN MEMORY OF MY DAD
I lost my dad and my biggest badminton fan. January 10th was the
saddest day of my life when I received a phone call that my dad passed away
suddenly. I still can not believe it.
dad was the one who drove me to my badminton tournaments all over Germany and to
my practices when I was a junior. He gave me the opportunity to play and get
better and he always was informed about my results and the world ranking
position. I would never have been an Olympian without my dad.
were really close although we were far away from each other. Whether it was sms,
emails or phone calls we always communicated almost every day. I could have ask
him about anything and he could always give me good advice. He taught me to be
honest and strong and he always encouraged me to reach my goals.
liked soccer, Formula 1 and ski jumping but I made him a badminton fan. He was
always excited to see my pictures and would say how lucky I was to see the world
at my age. He collected all my newspaper articles over the years. We were both
proud of each other and I looked up to him.
liked flying on a flight simulator and he was all excited to show me on the
computer how he landed a plane. He told me about a dream when he was a passenger
and had to land a plane because the pilot was unconscious. Because of his
experiences with the flight simulator he was able to land it and all passengers
were safe and unharmed.
retired a few years ago but would still take senior citizen on a bus tour every
two weeks. He made a lot of people happy with the bus tours. He was worried
about renewing his bus license as most people his age fail the test but two days
before his death he passed it. The senior citizen will miss him.
was the best dad, husband and a proud grandpa and he was always there for us
when we needed him. He was so happy and proud of grandson Henry and taught him a
lot of things. But he had to go before Henry turned 2 years. He planned so many
things with him.
will never know why he had to go so early but we will always remember the nice
times we spent with him. The memories of him will live with us.
in peace dad.