by Lori williams
(dickson city, pennsylvania)
my wonderful dad, my angel.
i lost my dad three years ago from A.L.S. I never knew what it would be like without him here, i wish he was still here with me and his grandkids. I watched my dad wither away in the hospital and it was the worst thing to see in the world. I would of gave my dad anything from my body to have kept him alive. I didn't want to believe he was going to die and i wasn't going to see him anymore.
I was 5 months pregnant when he passed away and to know he wasn't going to be here for his granddaughter to be born. When she was born, i felt my dads presence and my dads love in my daughter eyes, it was the way my dad showed me he was with me and his granddaughter. I miss him all the time, also when she was born, the sun came out on a cloudy day, that was his sign to show me that he was happy the day of her birth.
Losing a parent is the worst feeling in the world. The sun doesn't shine the same for me any more and you feel like what's the point of going on with life. I miss his face and his laughter, smile, hugs, guidance, holding my kids, his voice and most of all his LOVE!I wish i can bring him back and be happy again and never have to say goodbye.
We don't know what we got until it's gone; with my dad being gone i know he's watching over me and my family and protecting us. There will always be an empty place in my heart that will never go away till I'm with my dad again.