This is dedicated to the thousands of
American children who have lost a
parent in the war in Iraq. Our
hearts are with these families and the
families of the over 10,000 military
men and women who have been injured.
A special thank you to all the
families of those who serve our
Dad, Iíll always
be your little girl, youíll always be
Iíve missed you so for seven years,
sometimes it hurts so badly.
I miss you more, I love you most,
I know youíre there with our Heavenly
Again some day weíll meet a new
And times like this will seem a few,
But since your call in Ď97
When God said, ďItís time for you to
come to HeavenĒ,
Iíve learned of loss and pain untold,
I know our lives must fit the mold,
That God intended from the start;
As we all knew someday this world weíd
When next we meet in His Glorious
I know from sorrow weíll find eternal
I feel your presence and sense your
That you send to us all from up above.
The loss I carry inside my heart,
Knowing not even Heaven can keep us
A hero you were always in my life
Always there in my times of greatest
You allowed me to struggle, to do it
on my own.
When I needed you most, youíd welcome
me back home.
Those fatherly arms held me as a babe,
You still hold me now, just in a
slightly different way.
As August 30 comes around again this
You know my heart will shed many a
Being without you here is what I
Iíve held on with strength from the
I see you sitting on Godís front
Watching over all of us, our bright
A torch of love so special weíve
Father and daughter, none other can
I miss you Daddy, forever in my heart
Until we meet again when my release
too, God will give.
I canít wait to be wrapped in those
Where I know youíve always kept me
safe from harm.
Although Iíve gone on, as was Godís
Not a day goes by that you we donít
Please Daddy, keep watching over us
Helping us up again from our many
Weíre still stumbling and learning as
thatís what we must do
Whatever we go through, itís never
Your legacy lives on in
great-grandchildren never met,
Of you we teach them; no one will ever
You are our hero, back then and now.
We miss you, We love you, and how!!
©Copyright August 27, 2004 by Diane M.
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