Thursday, March 26, 2009

8 Years Ago Today....

In Our Hearts

We thought of you with love today, 
But that is nothing new. 
We thought about you yesterday. 
And days before that too. 
We think of you in silence. 
We often speak your name. 
Now all we have is memories. 
And your picture in a frame. 
Your memory is our keepsake. 
With which we’ll never part. 

God has you in his keeping.....We have you in our heart.  

Eight years ago today, it seems like yesterday.  He was here one minute, we were having a conversation, and the next minute he was gone....Hugh William MacLeod, my Father, died 8 years ago today in my arms.

I remember telling my Mother that night that "life has come full circle for me", Daddy was there and held me the night I was born and I was there and held him the night he died....full circle.  You never really know how much you miss someone until they are no longer there.  You still pick up the phone when you need someone to talk to, you still look at Father's Day cards even though you don't buy one.  Full circle...

The great grandchildren he never met, the grandchildren that married and he wasn't never forget them, you never stop missing them...hug your loved ones today, be thankful they are still right there with you.

Eight years ago today.....


BeadedTail said...

Such a beautiful tribute to your dad. And an important reminder about being thankful for loved ones still with us. My thoughts are with you.

myminimocs said...

WOW...what a beautiful tribute and a truthful statement about how fleeting life can be! i can only imagine that even 8 years feels like a blink! ((((HUGS))))