A Very Good Friend of ours Told me to Sit Down and Write.
It could be cathartic, he said, and it could really help ease the pain.
I have to agree, I feel better already. I feel like I am writing to you.
Sometimes life throws curve balls at us (I thought you'd enjoy a baseball analogy).
They require us to duck, dodge, and adjust our game plan. It's something that
you taught me to, and in turn, something that you watched me do. Especially
over the past year. You offered me genuine advice, but always let me play the field,
regardless of how you felt. You helped me learn. You helped me develop a backbone.
You helped me understand that I am a growing woman. If I make mistakes, it's okay.
Always take things as a lesson. Get right back into the game.
You molded me into the strong person that I am today.
Because you were strong, I was strong. Because you were honest, I was honest.
Because you were a dad, I was a beloved daughter.
There's not enough words in the world to thank you for all that you have
done for me and for everyone else on this planet. I think it's safe to speak for
our family and friends- you truly made an impact on all of us.
You were always happy-go-lucky, Buddy. The man who always had some
tunes 🎶 on and a big, cheesy smile on his face.
With the help of our family, I will stay strong for you.
With the help of our friends that have turned into family, I will stay strong for you.
With the help of you, I will stay strong for you.
I know that you're up there with all of our family members having a field day.
Reconnecting. Cracking jokes. Enjoying a beer or two, and maybe a Sweet Note
cinnamon raisin gluten-free bagel. I know that they were your absolute favorite.
We will truly miss having our "Buddy the Bagel Boy" around.
I can't fathom that we now have to wait an entire lifetime to see each other
again. Hell, we couldn't even go a few a few weeks. College
graduation. My future endeavors. They're going to be so empty without you there.
I would give an arm and a leg to just hang with you and chat about our very long,
but always very good days.
And with that, Dad, I found a poem that puts my feelings into words that I can't.
I love you. I miss you. I can't wait to see you again.
If Tears Could Build a Stairway:
"If tears could build a stairway and memories were a lane,
We would walk right up to heaven and bring you back again.
No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye.
You were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why.
Our hearts still ache in sadness and secret tears still flow.
What it meant to lose you, the world will never know.
But now I know you want me to mourn for you no more.
To remember all the happy times life still has much in store.
Since you'll never be forgotten, we promise you today
a hollowed place within our hearts. That's right where you will stay.
Love Always, your Baby Girl.