The most important things are those deepest in your heart that are the hardest to say because words diminish their meaning. My heart overflows with emotion for my father who is no longer by my side. Dearest Daddy thank you for wrapping me up in the strength of your love. The connection we shared is beyond words. The experiences we shared were sometimes challenging, but always, always I never had a doubt as to how much you loved me. You nurtured my spirit and always made me feel valued. You kept me safe in mind, body, heart and soul and while beautiful is not a word I used to describe myself you made me feel beautiful in your eyes. Those feelings and that kind of connection cannot be bought or sold, I trusted you with all that I am because you built that strong foundation for me. Thank you for being so special and for loving me so dearly. In my eyes you were the sun and the moon and the stars and they sky. Sharing your universe was a blessing and I will love you and miss you for the rest of my life.