It is hard to believe a year as now passed since the Lord has called you home. Another solemn reminder that the days are fleeting and our time here is short. That day was the saddest, most heartbreaking moment of our (the family) lives. But certainly no one felt the pain more deeply than mom.
I know you would want us to be strong, take care of mom and move forward. We are beginning to do that.
We will all get together once again for Thanksgiving. When we do, we will reflect on your passing and share many, wonderful memories of you. Perhaps there will be some joy and laughter, along with some tears.
But today, I will take this moment to remember that fateful day, think about some of my last conversations with you. I will think about the promises I made to you. And I will think about how Thanksgiving and the winter holidays will never be the same without you.
I will miss your laughter, your calming words, the family slide shows you put together and just your warm presence this Thanksgiving, like we did last year and now hereafter.
Thank you for your unconditional love and support. I thank you for teaching me so many important life lessons and leading us all to put our faith in Christ.
Today, it is a somber moment as I reflect alone on the indelible mark you made on my life. The first year anniversary of your passing will be the most solemn, difficult one I am sure. We will share stories of the love, joy and laughter you brought us later. This morning, I am sad because you are now but a memory that I can only hold on to in my heart.
I miss you very much, Daddy! I love you!