Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Man I was Lucky Enough to Call Dad...


A little girl needs her Father

For many, many things:

Like holding her high off the ground

Where the sunlight sings!

Like being the deep music

That tells her all is right

When she awakens frantic with

The terrors of the night.

Like being the great mountain

That rises in her heart

And shows her how she might get home

When all else falls apart.

Like giving her the love

That is her sea and air,

So diving deep or soaring high

She'll always find him there

Author Unknown
10/12/42 - 9/29/09

5 comments:

Chris Petrak said...

from an ancient philosopher, sometimes knows as the preacher:

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.
Eccl 3:1-8
Thinking of you.

Warren and Lisa Strobel said...

Chris,
That is the exact reading I read at my Dad's service. Thank you for thinking of me and moving me.
Lisa

dAwN said...

aww...take care..warm wishes..sorry about your loss!

Nancy Youssef said...

Dear Lisa: I just wanted to pass along my heartfelt condolences about the passing of your dad. I can see your spirit and warmth in the picture you posted, and the strength of his character shines through you, each and every day.

I was hoping to express my sadness to you in person but of course this week’s events got in the way. I look forward to the rescheduled get together. Until then, if you need anything, please know I am always here for you, and I am particularly good for mindless humor. Ok dear, lots of love. Nancy

Nervous Birds said...

Lisa,

In honor of your father, Thomas W. Mayr, the Haas family made a donation to have some trees planted.

I thought you and your family would enjoy knowing that some of more of the largest, oldest and grandest living things on this earth are going to be planted in his honor.

Best to you and your family.

Love,

The Haas Fam