Remembering my dad! Happy birthday! Love you so much...and miss those days you took us fishing when we were kids.
You're Gone But You're Still Here
Now that it is no longer possible
To hold your hand or see your smile,
To laugh with you or talk for a while…
the thoughts of you comfort me
and give me the strength to carry on.
Though now, there are only tears
that trickle down to where a smile should be
when I reminisce, realize,
and begin to count
the many years that have passed
since I last held your hand
or saw your smile
or laughed with you
or talked for a while…
I will look up and see
that even from where you are
I still see you smiling down at me
in rainbows across the sky.
For death was never a limit or an end
to a love so deep shared by
a father and his child. - A poem I wrote for my dad on Feb 9, 2011