Friday, June 17, 2011

Dear Daddy

"Your brilliant light carries on in all of those who have been fortunate enough to know you."
~Mama Hen
Dear Daddy,
Your presence is missed every day. You were the light that guided me through my youth. You had an incredible gift to make everyone laugh and smile. You were always there for family, friends and anyone in need. Friends would go to you for your wisdom and guidance. You were so respected and an outstanding contributor to our community. You made sure to create a strong foundation for both of your children. You filled it with love, kindness, morals, values, respect and a solid education. You made sure that we never forgot how blessed we are and instilled in us the need to "give back". You never asked anything of anyone you would not do yourself 150%. Your journey was definitely not an easy one, but you taught us to climb mountains and to keep climbing until we reached the top. Nothing could get in our way unless we allowed it to. You showed us that dreams are important and that obtaining them means we must work at it. You provided a home for us that was magnificent, but always reminded us to thank the dear Lord each and every day. You started with nothing and taught us that working hard can and will help us to reach our goal. Not only were you incredibly successful, but you then shared it with others. You always opened up our home to others to enjoy. If someone had nowhere to go for the holidays you extended an invitation and made sure they felt like family. You encouraged me to be the best me possible and although I feel lost without you at times, your strength and light always comes shining though. My daughter carries the same light and your beautiful spirit lives on in her. You were so loved and your passing will always leave a hole in my heart until we may meet again.
Happy Father's Day Daddy!


  1. Sweet tribute! And a wonderful photo!

    Blessings & Aloha!

  2. What a sweet post. I'm sure he's smiling down on you and little chick!

  3. I'm sure he'd be proud of you! Such a sweet post...sweet, and uplifting, and a little sad all at the same time! :)

  4. beautiful post. and how lovely to see his light in your daughter!! : )

    THANK YOU for the trampoline advice -- i never thought of the wear and tear on the zipper ..... i do remind the girls of the rules each time before entering too : )

    have a great weekend,

  5. Thinking of you my friend on this difficult weekend for the both of us. Did you get your gift yet? I hope it brings you some comfort.

  6. Your father sounds like such an incredible person and father. He would be so proud of you and Little Chick. This is a beautiful tribute.

  7. Poignant, deep, loving, painful, radiant, inspiring, tears in my eyes.

    Thinking of you this difficult weekend.

  8. beautiful words for such a great Man.

    He is SO blessed to have YOU carrying on his memory in such a beautiful way :)

  9. What a great photo of your dad and beautiful tribute. What a gift that he lives on in lil chick

  10. This is beautiful! Your dad must be so proud of you MH.



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