In a place far away resides the spot that will forever be my home. There you will find the ghostly shadows of the days before I went out on my own.
I dust off the memories that live in a box on a shelf. As I reminisce I discover it is within my heart that I find the cherished moments you gave of yourself.
I look back on those times when our words were hard to find. Words were not always necessary you shared your love best by the giving of your time.
I reflect upon our horseback rides through the dusty countryside and all the times you taught me how to fish. Time. It is a priceless thing to give a child exactly what they’ve wished.
I remember every weekend Cape Hatteras trip surrounded by the sea. I didn’t realize then how hard you had to work just to keep those weekends free
Oh how you loved the water. It didn’t matter if you were on the edge of the ocean, on a river or monitoring the brackish tides of Bennett’s creek. Your love for the water is now etched in stone. It stands upon the spot where I said, “goodbye, until our souls once again do meet.”
I miss you. I love you daddy, that I hope you always knew. I share your stories that your memory may live on. Your life is still a part of me. Who I am today, my hopes and dreams to a great extent has been because of you.