I will not look at this as a goodbye.
I will not allow the sorrow of this event to destroy me.
I will embrace what you have taught me through the
years and carry that with me.
You have not died. You will forever be a part of my life,
and through me you will forever be a part of my
children's as well. We are your legacy.
I am proud to have had you in their lives.
I hope they inherit your charm, your good nature, and your
charisma. I know with your influence they will grow to
become good men.
You have raised me to the best of your ability
and for that I want to thank you.
Thank you for being kind, thank you for being stronger than
you know, and most of all, thank you for loving us.
You have inspired me to live life to the fullest,
and never back down.
I will not be taken over by the anger and
frustration of your loss.
Instead, I will remember the days when I was young
and you were my hero.
I will see you in my dreams.
There you will forever be healthy and strong.
In time, I hope to embrace your freedom, freedom from the
pain, and freedom from the weight of your illness.
Sorrow is inevitable, but I will face this with the same
courage you did, because I am you, and you are my Father.
Always your daughter, Shelly
p.s. I miss you so much everyday dad..Its been two weeks since God decided to take you away..My heart is half gone and I feel very empty...I love you always...R.I.P March 1955-May 2010