How I remember Dad
To me my Dad will always be a man of all titles
who healed my skinned knees when I'd scrape them
who taught me how to throw and catch so I could play ball
who sentenced me to my room when I was too rough to handle.
who through his trials and tribulations lit for me a candle
who sewed in me the seeds of life, hope, and compassion
whose words never rhymed but his writing was beautiful
A suave businessman
whose top priority was always family
who taught me that chivalry isn't dead, it's just rusty
who knew just how much French toast and cartoons to use for the perfect
who was always there to support me when I'd waver
whose greatest insight was the ability to listen
Dad was all of these things and much more.
But above and beyond all
he was a father by every definition of the word
Dad was a very bright person who brought light to my life
And today I see that light reflected in all of his friends family and
loved ones who have gathered here today to remember him
I ask to take that light with you when you go
Because if you do he will never be forgotten.
I love you DAD.
Copyright Barret Eastman Hackney, 2001
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