Five Years

February 22, 2016

IMG_1769“I miss you, Dad.  But I am so grateful to see your “life” live on through the next generations.  Ben is a father in all the wonderful, compassionate ways you were.  He takes care of us all.  So generously.  Too generously, really  And he is such a softy with his kids!  You would laugh.  Just like you!  Sneaking them treats and always concerned about their feelings.  Jordan is your mini me (although not mini).  He has your joy and sense of humour.  He has endured all of life’s setbacks with the grace you modeled for him.  He is such a good, good man.  You would be so proud of him.   And Ira, you never got to meet him, but you would adore him.  He has your indiscriminate love for food. What other child, at one year of age, would love blue cheese and pickle juice!  We will eat your favourite breakfast tomorrow morning, all together, thinking of you.  I love you.”  -Your daughter.

4 Responses to “Five Years”

  1. Ann said

    So appropriately expressed, Rachel. He cherished each of you. Caleb, too, is an excellent, caring father…with a tender, tender heart. Dad would be so very blessed by you all.

    • Of course, Caleb is a huge part of Dad’s legacy. Unfortunately I don’t get enough time with him to accurately comment on the specifics. But he is always in my heart. And Dad loved Haidyn, Ashlyn and Nevah. 🙂

  2. Margie said

    What a lovely message to your Father Rachel. ” To live in the hearts of those you leave behind is not to die.”
    With Much love to all of your family, from us all Margie x

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