Today I Write A Memorial To My Dad (#190)

Today marks 10 years since my Dad passed over.  I remember standing beside his bed in the hospital during the final moments of life listening to his body rasp out 3 last breaths.  Then he was gone.

Shortly before, he’d whispered the words “pickled eggs” and “keilbasa.”  I can only imagine that he was letting me know that the swab I was moistening his lips with reminded him of some of his favorite foods.  Foods he would no longer enjoy in this lifetime.

Even ten years later he’s still a very strong presence in my life.  I miss him so very much!

Dad, I am so very grateful to have been your daughter.  Because of you I am a strong, positive, happy woman.  You taught me always to make time to help others, to share smiles and kind words, to enjoy always the blessings of  good health.  And to pray, “never underestimate the power of prayer!”  

You are an Angel now and tread the sapphire floors of Paradise.   The world is a most wondrous place for your having been in it.  I am eternally thankful for your love.

God speed, Dad!




Love,   Annie





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13 Responses to Today I Write A Memorial To My Dad (#190)

  1. ailsapm says:

    Lovely tribute to your dad, Annie. xxx

  2. Sher says:

    I sat here reading this crying. I too feel the same way about my Dad. I totally understand. Love to all Dads out there. Everyone deserves a Dad like ours. Powerful Annie!

  3. Teresa says:

    a beautiful tribute to your dad. Mine was taken far too young at 65 and that is the age I will turn this September. Everyone says I got his since of humor and orneriness. I miss him and my mother so much, and as I grow old, appreciate them so much more. Thanks for sharing your memorial. :).

  4. JanetB says:

    My dad will have been gone one year on July 3rd. I have the same sentiments. We were very fortunate to have had wonderful men for our fathers. I wish I had told him that more often…told him how much he meant to me. I know he knew it, but I wish I would have said it more often. My mom is still alive at 87, and I am certain to tell her what she means to me. Love you Annie…see you soon!

  5. Shaanthz says:

    Beautiful words about your Dad – I was Daddy’s girl and understand perfectly how you feel. Six years without him seems like a lifetime….

  6. Arianna says:

    I teared up reading this. Those last three paragraphs are filled with such beautiful words.

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