You’re My Father

You are my Father

I will not look at this as a goodbye.
I will not allow the sorrow of this event to destroy me.
I will embrace what you have taught me through the
years and carry that with me.
You have not died. You will forever be a part of my life,
and through me you will forever be a part of my
children’s as well. We are your legacy.
I am proud to have had you in their lives.
I hope they inherit your charm, your good nature, and your
charisma. I know with your influence they will grow to
become good men.
You have raised me to the best of your ability
and for that I want to thank you.
Thank you for being kind, thank you for being stronger than
you know, and most of all, thank you for loving us.
You have inspired me to live life to the fullest,
and never back down.
I will not be taken over by the anger and
frustration of your loss.
Instead, I will remember the days when I was young
and you were my hero.
I will see you in my dreams.
There you will forever be healthy and strong.
In time, I hope to embrace your freedom, freedom from the
pain, and freedom from the weight of your illness.
Sorrow is inevitable, but I will face this with the same
courage you did, because I am you, and you are my Father.
Always your daughter,
Hening Lawson






2 responses to “You’re My Father”

  1. thoughtsfromanamericanwoman Avatar

    Very beautiful sentiment for your father. I have a cross stitch pattern I made years ago for my husband and it reads “anyone can be a father but it takes someone special to be a daddy”, I can tell you had a “daddy” – a very special person. My dad is gone too, my heart goes out to you. Blessings – Patty

    1. Hening Avatar

      Dear Patty, thank you very much for your sweet words. Yes, he was my Daddy, and I was his baby girl. He passed away in March 31, 2006. I was away in Florida visited friend when he’s gone. I cannot get flight back home in time, so all I have in my memory is my Daddy who was still healthy and handsome as I always remember. He was my Hero!

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