|I've always been a daddy's girl|
I love you.
I know I told you that many times when you were alive, but I wish I could have told you just one more time how much you meant to me. You were my inspiration on bad days, my encouragement to keep going when I didn't think I could take one more step, and as the song that we danced to at my wedding said, "You are the wind beneath my wings." You really were. I'm going to miss you so much, but I know you would want me to keep going.
Even now, I can almost hear you laughing and making a joke about something. You never let anyone take themselves or anything else too seriously. Even when you were diagnosed with cancer seven and a half years ago, you never let it get you down. For seven years we heard, "You better give me the good Christmas presents this year because I don't know that I'll be here next year!" with a twinkle in your eye. The doctor gave you 3 years...guess you showed them!
|Fishing at the beach - |
daddy's favorite thing to do
I will never forget your words to me when you saw me crying over your cancer diagnosis. "Why are you crying? I haven't wasted a tear and neither should you. If God wants me here, He's going to leave me here. If He wants me Home, He'll take me Home. It's out of our hands so why waist time worrying about it?" I hope that I can be as brave and as strong of faith as that when my time draws near.
|Relay for Life 2009 (I was pregnant)|
|Dancing to "Wind Beneath|
My Wings" at my wedding