Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Letter

Dear Dad
My quiet moments are filled with thoughts of you. Especially as I prepare my heart and mind to say goodbye to you today.

We've put a day together that we hope you will enjoy. I want you to look down and see how much we all love you. We want it to be special and beautiful and for you to see how much you meant to us. We will endeavor to celebrate your life. You've left us with many precious memories, and I'm so glad that I have them. It brings you back to life in my mind's eye.

I find it hard to realize the finality of what has happened. I'm not angry that you're gone but I feel an overwhelming sadness and emptiness. You were such a big part of our lives and it's impossible to imagine you not in it. Sammy told me that he can't imagine life without you. Already he is thinking of special occasions that you won't be with us anymore. He wants a chair left for you, and a plate of food too.

I'm so very proud to be your daughter. I'm so happy that we got to spend time at Rainbow with you. My children will cherish that memory forever.

I love you Dad. Forever and ever. Xxxxx




4 comments:

Tami said...

Beautiful words Jenny.

Jenny said...

So beautiful Jenny... thinking of you and your family today as you say goodbye to your beloved dad...

Jenny x

Ms Mac said...

What a lovely letter to your dad, Jenny. I'm sure he was ever so proud to be your father.

I dreamt of you last night. Big hugs.

Alaine - Queen of Happy Endings said...

Hi Jenny, I've only just caught up on all your recent posts. Your words are beautiful and heartfelt and they touched me and my family as I read your posts to them. This is such a difficult time for you and your family and it's made even more challenging that it's almost Christmas. My love and prayers are with you all. I know you will find the strength to get through this but your friends will all be here with you.

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