Wrote this about Uncle Bill:
When I think of Billy
I'll think of his twinkle
His lighthearted stories
His billowing laugh.
I'll think of his warmth,
The glue of the family,
His empathy, spirit,
And pride in his kin.
Appreciation for good times
His strength in the bad
His support and compassion
His love for the Other,
Embracing each individual
With open arms and positivity,
Encouraging connectedness to one another.
His depth and thoughtfulness when advice was most needed.
Humility, yet strength
when we needed kind words to lead us.
He left behind a Jewel and 2 gems
We will continue to love them
As he loved us all so very much.
And anytime we feel lost or sad
We'll picture you above
Holding hands with your Mom and Dad
A triumvirate of Angels.
A Harbinger of good, a Paradigm of peace.
The world was lucky and made better by having your presence for half a century.
And when we see sunrises, and babies are born,
And weddings are had, and family reunions are in full throttle,
When we feel love in our hearts and pride in the family,
We'll see your twinkling eyes, feel your caring heart,
And especially hear your laughter
as we know that you are looking after us all.
Love your Goddaughter,