Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Two Years Ago...

His last visit here.


Together with family at my father's favorite place...Daytona Beach.
(You can click on each of the above photos to enlarge)

He is Gone
by David Harkins

You can shed tears that he is gone,
Or you can smile because he lived,
You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back,
Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left.

Your heart can be empty because you can't see him,
Or you can be full of the love that you shared,
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.

You can remember him and only that he is gone,
Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on,
You can cry and close your mind, be empty, and turn your back,
Or you can do what he would want: smile open your eyes,
LOVE AND GO ON.
I love you, Dad!

3 comments:

Little Family said...

What a beautiful poem. Brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing this.

Jenna said...

That was a wonderful poem. I am going to share it with a friend and hope that it will encourage her!

heather said...

2 years already?? Wow, that went fast. Praying these days will bring happy memories of your dad to your mind. Hope you are feeling better today!