POSTED: Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 6:18pm
UPDATED: Monday, June 17, 2013 - 12:00am
CENTRAL, LA (NBC33) — Claire Couvillion said Father's Day is not just about celebrating her dad, but also another important man in her life. After Couvillion's brother died in a car accident last year, he left behind a wife, a daughter, a family, and he left behind his little sister.
"Whether it's Father's Day, Christmas or just any kind of event, celebration, it means a little bit more," Couvillion said."I don't feel like I have to go to his gravesite to say 'Happy Father's Day. I don't because I don't feel like he's there. He's everywhere."
Couvillion said her brother loved being a dad.
"From a father's stand point, he was like 'it's the easiest thing I've ever done' and you could tell he felt that in every way," Couvillion said.
Even though he's not here physically, his daughter still knows that he's her "daddy."
"You know we can show her pictures of my brother and she'll say 'dad'. For Fther's Day for her, I don't think she understands," Couvillion said.
Couvillion said she would not mind having a husband just like the two most important men in her life.
"Definitely, and my brother was a lot like my dad, and it makes sense, and they both are good people," Couvillion said.
Couvillion said even though her brother is not here physically, she knows he is still watching over his family.