My Father lost the battle against a terrible and horrific disease last night. He was battling against dementia and Alzheimer's. My father was a great man with a kind heart and a wonderful sense of humor. I looked up to my father, he was smart, successful and at the same time humble and at time he could be a bit goofy. We were separated by distance and didn't spend as much time together as I would have liked. Now that he is gone I have a void in my heart and a pit in my stomach knowing that I can't pick up the phone and just talk with him and share a few laughs. The truth is, I have not been able to share a few laughs with him in quite some time since dementia & Alzheimer's took my father away and left a shell of the man I knew. Time is our most valuable commodity and it is easy to let the really important stuff in life slip past us.
My father is in a better place now & I will take comfort in knowing that he is proud and looking down on me from heaven. I will live my life inspired by his legacy and look forward to reuniting when the time comes.
LOVE LEAVES A MEMORY
Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear
For death leaves a heartache
No on can heal
& love leaves a memory
No one can steal