"Anyone can make a baby,
it takes a special man to be a dad."
Keep Those We Love Close To Us Forever
words seem to say so little,
they help in some small way
to ease the sense of loss
that I'm experiencing today.
fast to my memories,
to all of the cherished moments of the past,
to the blessings and the laughter,
and the celebrations,
the sorrow and the tears.
They all add up to a treasure
of fond yesterdays
shared and spent together,
and they keep the one I loved
close to me in spirit and thought.
The special moments
and memories in my life
will never change.
will always be in my heart,
today and forevermore.
you, Dad, for giving me a part of you and a life full of love.
all you've ever been to me.
of you and missing you.
As I think about all of the things
a daughter experiences in growing up,
I can not help but feel grateful for
love and caring you have given me
over the years.
Thank you for your unconditional love,
influence and the many examples
you set before me.
I see you in myself and
my ways all that you've instilled within me and
I appreciate the positive
characteristics you passed on to me.
Thank you for being my hero,
my friend, and most of all,
my provider and guidance throughout life.
God looked around his Garden
and found an
He then looked down upon his earth
and saw your loving face.
He put his arms around you
and lifted you to
His Garden must be beautiful,
he always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering,
he knew you
were in pain.
And knew that you would never
get well on earth again.
He saw your path was difficult,
he closed your
He whispered to you "Peace be Thine"
and gave you wings to fly.
When we saw you sleeping
so calm and free of
We would not wish you back to earth
to suffer once again.
You've left us precious memories,
will be our guide,
You live on through your children,
you're always by our side.
It broke our hearts to lose you,
but you did
not go alone.
For part of us went with you
on the day God called you home.
~ Unknown Author ~