I did tell Dad...before it was too late

I made a card for Dad just before they found the cancer, because I wanted him to know how I felt.  I am so glad I did....before he passed....... no special occassion.  If any of you haven't told your loved ones how you feel, please don't wait any longer.  This is what I wrote in the card:

     During the years I was growing up, I didn't see or realize that you were the parent that raised me, gave me high standards and moral values that will last my life time.

     I can not find words strong enough to tell you how much I love and respect you.

     I haven't thanked you enough for teaching me to be an honest person or told you how much I appreciate all that you have done for me, nor have I said, "I Love You" with words instead of with my actions.

     Growing up with you has been the best years of my life.  My children and grandchildren are the best part of the rest of my life.

     Whether or not I have told you or that you already know, I want to say that you have been with me every step of the way, guiding me and also comforting me, because you are my hero and my Dad.

     I love you.  I respect you.  I thank you.  I say these words with unconditional love - the kind of love you taught me.

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Comment by Lori Sherry on September 24, 2012 at 6:33pm

That's Beautiful.

During the years that I was growing up I saw and I realized that you were the parent that raised me, gave me high standards and moral values that will last my whole lifetime.

 

I cannot find words strong enough to tell you how much I love and respect you.

I know that I haven't thanked you enough for teaching me to be an honest person or told you how much I appreciate all that you have done for me, nor have I said "I Love You" nearly enough with words but, rather with actions.

Growing up with you has been the best years of my life.

I know that I haven't told you but, I know you already know but, I want to say that you have been with me every step of the way, guiding me, cheering me on, and also comforting me, because you are my hero and my dad.

I Love You Dad

Comment by Sandra Champlain on September 24, 2012 at 7:59am

HI Jo,

I have never felt as much pain as when my dad died. It led me on a journey to explore life, death and grief. Next month I have a book coming out and want to give you access to it, if you would like.

Sending a hug, Sandra Champlain

http://videomsgr.com/sites/champlain/index.html

http://videomsgr.com/sites/champlain/content.html

Comment by Karen on September 24, 2012 at 6:20am

Jo, did you get my message about the letters I gave to my parents & that I hugged my dad in their garage?  I'm SO glad I hugged him becuas just a couple of months later he was dead

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