Dad, I still cannot believe you are gone... I keep going into your room, sit on your bed and hug your pillow. I can stil smell you! You were an amazing man and I would have done anything for you. You were always there for me. I'm so thankful we were able to take you home from the nursing home. I only wish we could have done it sooner. I enjoyed every minute you were home from having coffee with you on the front porch to tucking you in every night before bed. Those moments were very special to me. We may have only had two weeks together at home but they were the best two weeks of my life. I know you didn't want to be taken care of. I know how proud you were, but I was honored to be able to care for you. You were an absolute pleasure and I cherished every minute we had together. I wanted to give you a home, a place you could spend your last days in, with the ones you loved. I just wasn't expecting to lose you so soon! I had so many plans for us all now that you were home with us. John wanted to take you fishing, we were planning a big 90th birthday party for you! We were going to have the holidays together! I was so looking forward to that!
I'm so happy you were able to go so peacefully. It was just how you wanted Dad. Although I know you are finally at peace, my heart is broken. You meant so much to all of us and you will be deeply missed each and every day. I will always remember the wonderful hugs you used to give me. I could feel your love... I always felt your love. You were such a loving man. Thank you for being such a wonderful dad to CJ. You were the only dad she ever knew and you were amazing. Thank you for being such an important part of our lives. I will never forget the incredible person you were. Thank you for always loving me! We miss you and love you tremendously, Melissa, John, Chaselyn, Antonio, Marianna and Koji.
Tell Memere, Gram and Dianne that we love them! Matthew too! And when you see Uncle Bob give him the biggest hug from me!
It was an honor having you in our lives. You can finally rest in peace. till we meet again... xo