It’s farewell, not goodbye

Sometimes, words are never enough to express how you feel. And sometimes words are never enough to pay tribute to someone who meant so much to you.

I will never get my head around why you were taken so soon. Our world became at darker place on September 5th 2014. I’ll never be able to explain how wonderful my step-dad was. He bought me up and helped make me the adult I am today. He also loved my Mum beyond words. And so I shall write nothing more than the poem I read at his funeral on Friday:

When tomorrow starts without me, and I’m not there to see:
If the sun should rise and find your eyes, all filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn’t cry, the way you did today,
While thinking of the many things we didn’t get to say.

I know how much you love me, as much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me, I know you’ll miss me too.
But when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name, and took me by the hand.
And said my place was ready, in heaven far above,
And that I’d have to leave behind all those I dearly love.

But as I turned to walk away, a tear fell from my eye,
For all my life, I’d always thought, I didn’t want to die.
I had so much to live for, so much yet to do,
It seemed almost impossible that I was leaving you.

I though of all the yesterdays, the good ones and the bad,
I thought of all the love we shared, and all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday, just even for a while,
I’d say goodbye and kiss you, and maybe see you smile.

So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don’t think we’re far apart,
For every time you think of me
I’m right here in your heart.

I love you so very much – sleep sweet Dad!

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