You became a father to me;
I needed someone to look up to and make proud once again.
You counseled me during hard times.
You protected me when you thought I was not looking.
You taught me that marriage is a heavenly partnership.
I watched how much you loved your children
and then the grandchildren we gave you.
You were so proud when you met your great grandchildren.
You lived a life full of commitment to what is truth and justice.
You were the ultimate patriot.
I may not have told you enough that
I loved you like a father.
I may not have thanked you enough for all the things you did for all of us.
Somehow I think you know now.
We miss you very much.
Rest in Peace!