My name is Ellen. My wonderful father passed away peacefully in his sleep on
June 11, 2012 at the age of 88 years old. It was sudden and unexpected. He was not sick.
He lived a rather simple yet extremely happy life-his most happy moments were spent raising his children and being with his grandchildren and family. It was what he lived for. He had the sweetest disposition and kindest ways-he was ALWAYS all about family. Never a selfish moment in his entire life. Never raised a hand to any of his children no matter how rotten or misbehaved any of us might have been.
He made me so proud that he was my dad, I would show him off wherever I went anywhere with him to anyone I possibly could. To know my dad was to completely LOVE my dad.
He always had a smile on his beautiful face-no matter what kind of day he was having and put one on mine and everyone elses in the family as well !
There is no other like him-he was always there for his family day or night-hell or high water- no matter what the circumstance or time of day. He was (and still is to me) an extra special person who had so much unconditional love for his family it was overwhelming.
This video I created for my dads Memorial Service on June 23, 2012. I hope you can see from how I added his favorite music and all the fantastic photos I could find of him with everyone (out of the 3000 plus I have on my computer) in the short amount of time I had to create the movie for him. I hope I did him justice with this and you can see how much he meant to me, my family and his friends and what a huge hole his passing has made in all our lives that he is no longer here.
I miss you terribly daddy! I love you....always! Love "Your favorite redhead"
I'm writing this from Heaven
Where I dwell with God above,
here there's no more tears or sadness
There is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy
Just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you
Every morning, noon, and night.
That day that I had to leave you
When my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me
And He said, I welcome you.
It's good to have you back again
You were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest; family
They'll be here later on.
And I will be beside you
Every day and week and year.
And when you're sad,
I'm standing there to wipe away the tears.
And when you lie in bed at night
The days chore put to flight
God and I are closest to you
In the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth
And all those loving years,
Because you're only human
They're bound to bring you tears
But do not be afraid to cry
It does relieve the pain.
Remember, there would be no flowers
Unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you
Of all that God has planned,
But if I were to tell you,
You would not understand.
And to my many friends trust,
God knows what it best.
I'm still not very far away from you
I'm just beyond the crest.
And now I am contented that my life,
It was worthwhile.
Knowing as I passed along the way
I made someone smile.
When you're walking down the street
And you've got me on your mind,
I'm walking in your footsteps
Only half a step behind.
And when you feel that gentle breeze
Or the wind upon your face,
That's me giving you a great big hug
Or just a soft embrace.
And when it's time for you to go
From that body to be free,
Remember, you're not going,
You are coming here to me...........~♥~