In Loving Memory, Don Alley, Sr.

In All, Center Stage Preschool, commercials by Don Alley0 Comments

I lost my dad on February 17, 2017.

He was intelligent, funny, thoughtful, obnoxious, sarcastic, playful, and crude. I brought him up to live in Ashburn eight months ago, knowing he wouldn’t make it too much longer. I was able to spend a lot of time with him, and create many meaningful memories with him, and for him. On the day that he passed away, everyone in our family and all his close friends were able to call him and say goodbye. It was a hard, yet special day. And now, still, all I want is one more conversation with him, one more time to tell him I love him, one more time to tell him that I’m proud to be his son.

As an adult, I grew to not needing you as a dad, but wanting you as a friend. I’m so sad that you’re not here anymore. I’m so sad that our time together is done. But I’m glad that you aren’t in pain anymore. I miss you already, Dad. I love you.

I made the video below with some of the footage that we were going to use for a fun, silly commercial. I cut his hair about a month prior, and then the night we were going to cut MY hair is when he got sick.

A huge thank you to Lawrence Arthur and Patti Arthur for the encouragement to do something fun, use the footage anyways, and honor my dad. I love you both.

Don Alley
Don Alley is an artist and entrepreneur. He is known as the karate guy, the preschool guy, or the video guy. He runs Super Kicks Karate as the chief instructor in Ashburn, Center Stage Preschool, and Lucky You Media. He is also the co-founder of Testudo Addiction Recovery, a non-profit organization serving families across the country.

Leave a Comment