My dearest father, no words can express the heartfelt loss and grief I feel at this time. I am grateful that you were there by my side to support every athletic and educational endeavor of mine while I was growing up and even still while I am now an adult. You were there to walk me down the aisle, and for that I am even more grateful. I miss you terribly already, but every time I feel sadness, I just look above and remember you are now in a much better place. I want to say how proud I am of your many accomplishments in life; nobody is as unique a person as you! I have such fond memories of the two of us, as you would rock me on your knee, while reading me a book, Curious George, of course, and calling me George all the while I grew up.
My lasting memories of you during my last visit home a month ago will be forever 'stored' and later to be shared; I am so happy you took the time to open up to me that Tuesday night in the hospital out of nowhere, sharing some of your most deep, private memories and experiences in the Air Force, some not so happy as others, but the adventure of meeting and marrying your wife, my Mother, of 47 years.
You are my father, and I am your 'baby' girl, now and forever. I bid your farewell, and as mom said, you are somewhere over the rainbow, having left this Earth, but now having the opportunity to reconnect with your heroes and those who sadly passed before you. Here's a kiss and an everlasting hug to you, my Father.
I Love You Always and Forever.
-Sharin & Joshua Tebo