Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Heart Strings

One day I will walk with you again.  While your grandchildren play.
I'm sad you had to leave us so soon.  I wanted to keep you here.  I'm thankful I got to have a second Dad, I'm grateful that it was you. 
Thank you for marrying my Mom and making her so happy.  Thank you for accepting us as your own and making us feel so loved.  Thank you for the Papa you were, for walks around the duck pond, motorbike rides and hours with budding carpenters in your shop.
Thank you for teaching me the names of so many flowers, even though I could never remember them.  Your appreciation for life was contagious. 
I will miss you.
I thought this picture was sweet when I first saw it.  But now it has heart strings attached.

1 comment:

Bonnie said...

*tears* that was a beautiful tribute to Bob, thanks for sharing Lauralee. We never know what we have until it's gone...

I loved how laid back Bob was. He was an amused observer of what was going on, always ready to laugh and make a joke. Best smile ever.