My precious, much adored father died peacefully in his home Friday evening, September 9th, surrounded by 18 members of his family — my mom, my siblings and our spouses, and most of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren gathered around. An experience both painful and precious to us all.
It’s been a difficult week for my family as we laid him to rest and now try to adjust to our “new normal”.
Tribute To My Father
A kind and gentle soul was he…..
This man who graced the earth
Humbled by his modest means….
From the moment of his birth
A childhood spent near poverty
Filled with his mother’s love….
Formed this man of integrity
For which I thank my Lord above.
He possessed a quiet, genteel strength
And such a love for family….
A precious trait I hope to share
With all those close to me.
To journey through this “thing” called life
With such a great and gracious man….
To guide us with his father’s love…
And the kindness of his outstretched hand –
Is a journey made much easier
And blessed I know we are….
For he made his children better folks
Than we would have been thus far.
So I want to thank my God in heaven
Who’s dwelling with us here….
For the privilege of this father’s love….
A precious man I hold so dear.
by Sheri Martin
(His loving daughter)
The world moves on, but our grief continues.
We love you so much, daddy, and will miss you terribly. I look forward to the day we all re-unite again in eternity.