I recall walking on the beach with my father in my young adults years and saying "Dad, I am nothing but for who you are, you are so much more than I could ever be." I so admired him. And now, as he has passed, nearly every day I look back with amazement at the way in which he provided and cared for every detail of our lives as a family. He and I had a special bond that I will always carry with me. Fortunately, as an adult I eventually found my own identity. A large part of that initial identity was built on his belief in me. As a parent I now understand the depth of his love. I have also learned the love of our heavenly Father. I am grateful for both.... my parents and Christ. Dad, thanks for bringing me (and now my family) all the love, security and comfort of family anyone could ever hope to have. I'm missing you so very much! I hold on because I know you are now in a glorious place and finally too with your parents whom you missed. This time on earth is but a "blink of an eye" and someday...yes someday...we will all be together for all eternity, reunited in the incredible place we long for called Heaven.
Your Youngest, Loving and Devoted Daughter,