Sunday, June 21, 2009

Dear Daddy......

(I wrote this for Terry last year and just wanted to share it again and maybe again and again.....we miss him so......)

Dear Daddy,

I really do not remember, but mommy says you held me first, tight against your chest, while waiting for brother "Siah," your life to bless. You loved me from the very start, not knowing the Father's plan for us to part. What fun we had on our little farm, but best of all, I loved to snuggle in your arms. You taught me many things, even though I was small, you spoke to me of Jesus love and how he hears us when we call. At night you would tuck me in my bed, pray a prayer and blessing with your hands upon my head. I liked it when you would push me high, way up in my swing, I would raise my feet and into your chest they would fling. Remember the barn work and dirt I helped you haul, sometimes I would loose your tools cause I was just so small. Thank you for taking care of me daddy, when I got sick and couldn't walk. You would lay beside my bed, read books and we'd have our little talk. You fought and prayed and sought my life to save. Remember that night, while in the coma, my little foot did wave, I know it gave you hope that all would be alright, but I was really getting ready for my next day flight. Thank you daddy for your life you would have gave, it's a picture of what the Father accomplished and the victory over the grave. I have alot I would like to say, but I'll save it to tell you all about it one day. I know you miss me much and your tears your cheeks keep wet, but don't be sad for me, cause the Father I have met. Remember back at the start, how YOU welcomed me into our home, it won't be long til I'll get to take your hand and lead you to the throne!! I love you Daddy!


Happy Father's Day!!

What a wonderful father and husband to me
we are blessed with !


Jessica said...

This is beautiful and so touched me today. Joel is sitting in the lap of his Heavenly Father now but also longing to see his earthly father as well. Sweet.

How funny they share the same b-day. I wonder how many years apart they are. Chad is turning 26. Happy Fathers Day and Birthday to Terry. Blessings

Emma and Mommy said...

You got me crying last year and you did it again this year! That was so beautiful. I am usually not such an emotional mess but when it comes to Joel and his journey I tend to blubber like a baby.

Happy Father's day to Terry. Please share with him that I think he is a wonderful father and his role in Joel's Journey has just touched my heart beyond belief. Flashes of him sitting faithfully next to Joel's side in the hospital fill my mind and my heart and their realtionship was so inspirational to me. What a blessing he is to the rest of your bunch.

CGNarnia said...

That was beautiful! It made me cry.


Mountain Mama said...

What a sweet and beautiful poem. Joel was such a precious blessing here on earth and now he is a blessing in heaven. I know how you long to kiss that little "bally" again. What a blessed day that will be.
You and Terry have been blessed with 13 wonderful children. Happy Fathers Day!


I don't even have the words...that was amazingly beautiful. I can't even imagine. I've been thinking how strange it seems that the world just continues on as normal, even in the midst of our troubles. Yet, it's a blessing that it does or we would miss so many other joys.