In Memory of my Father, who passed away 14 years ago.
Sometimes it seems like you have been gone so long, other times I can remember things you said and did like it was yesterday.
I miss you. Sometimes I just want to sit down and talk to you. I remember your last Fathers Day with us...I had a gall bladder attack the night before....I had to go to the hospital and I was so afraid they would keep me, and we had this big Fathers Day party planned for you and I didnt want to miss it, because I knew it would be our last Fathers Day with you. I told them at the ER, my Dad is very sick and I am going to his party no matter how much pain I am in. And they gave me that pain shot and released me. I wouldnt have missed your party for anything.
When you were sick and I took care of you, I tried to tell you everything I wanted you to know before you went. I didnt want to say to myself " why didnt I tell him that" after you were gone. You were always the best Dad a girl could ask for and I wanted to be sure you knew that.
And when our Minister and our Deacons came to our house and baptized you in the bathtub I knew then I could let you go. Before that I was afraid to let you go. I was so happy to see you baptized! It was such a emotional happening for all of us....you were to sick to leave the house, too sick to leave your bed, but the boys got you into the tub and our Minister got in with you.....and you accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior. And that night you talked to us and we were so happy, and those were the last words you ever spoke to us. But that was ok.....I knew how tired you were and how much pain you were in...I didnt want you to have to suffer any longer.
I miss our shopping trips that just you and I went on.... you spoiled me and I loved it! It was so nice to be with you and spend the day shopping and eating out. Remember the time we went and left Mom with my kids and we were shopping all day and when we came home Mom was laying on the couch and the kids were running wild through the house..lol.
I just want to tell you Dad, thank you for being the Father you were to me. You were the best! Happy Fathers Day.....I Love you. ~S