The bells rang and we ran home. Dad waited, and we all went to church. Never missing a service, he stood tall, and we all stood together.
Dinner time came and Dad cooked the meals while Mom hung the wet, clean clothes on the clothesline outside. We all said our prayers while Dad said the blessing. Our family was whole, and Dad always stood tall with all of us girls of 5, and 2 brothers. Life was well, good and bad if you will. Dad, I miss you, your love, and your wisdom in heaven above. I will pray to see you. I love you even more from my heart and soul. Thank you for standing up for me and protecting me. Life will be okay. I believe in God. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.