There is so much to say... I don't even know where to start. I still can't imagine you not being here on earth with us.
I feel so blessed that God chose you to be my Dad. Your faith, love, commitment and true dedication to Mom, your children, grandchildren and everyone you came in contact with was second to none. You taught me to be the person I am today because of who you were and the core values you instilled in me. Your commitment to being a strong role model in Nicholas' life is a shining example of who he is today...I will be forever grateful to you.
I will miss standing next to you at mass on Sunday's and you squeezing my hands at the end of "The Lord's Prayer." I will never forget the times you served communion to me and both of our eyes would tear up with shear happiness. Little did I know that would be the last time I would see you. Two days later you were with The Lord. I never took you for granted, but I took your life expectancy for granted. Never in a million years did I think you would leave us at a young 82 years old.
I want to thank you and Mom for planting the seed of faith in all of us and the sacrifices you both made in giving each and everyone of us a catholic education.
On a lighter note..... Thank you for my gift of tears, my sense of humor, my empathy for people, my blue eyes and I can't forget... my small hands :)
I am at peace that God had bigger plans for you in heaven. I just wanted to say Good-Bye one last time, but you never liked saying Good-Bye.
So...I'll see you later. Until we meet again...may God hold you in the palm of his hands.
Love your forever grateful daughter,