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!