Sunday, March 1, 2015

Dear Daddy 3/1/15

Dear Daddy, 

   I know you won't ever be able to this message.  I know you've left
 this world for the wonders and mysteries that await you in the next life. 
I know you've found out just how wonderful Heaven is and I'm so happy for 
that.  I hope it's everything you had always dreamed it would be and then 
   I know that you've kept your promise to me Daddy. I know that my 
sweet Kairi is safe in your strong arms that used to pick me up and 
swing me around as a child, and I know she feels just as loved as I 
did.  I have such peace in knowing she is with you, and honestly, 
your promise is what has given me such peace of mind.  I don't 
know where I'd be right now if you hadn't given me that gift before 
you passed. 
   I have peace in my heart now thanks to you, but it doesn't stop me
from missing you.  I know that I won't ever stop wishing I had been 
more of a daughter to you.  A more dutiful daughter.  More active in 
your life.  There is so much about your life that I wasn't privy to and 
I wish I'd made more of an effort to learn more about you.
   I wish I'd made you proud
   Instead of being such a disappointment
   Being such a failure

   But you never made me feel that way.  You never made me feel like 
I wasn't a part of you, like the outcast that I'd always cast myself as.  You
had the innate ability to break right through all my defenses and reach 
deep inside me to find the child I never got to be.
   And I miss that
   Because I don't fit
   Anywhere but with you. And lately, I feel like I'm just playing the
waiting game... waiting for the time I get to join you and my Kairi, and 
sometimes... just sometimes... I want to call the game before I have to face
the outcome... but I know that if I did, I'd become the disappointment I 
always feared I already was.  I know I would finally see shame on your
beloved faces.  
   Shame I know I richly deserve
   Shame I am trying daily
   To live down
   Please know I love you, I miss you, and I pray daily that you have 
the whole family around you and that Kairi is making Heaven a brighter
place with her light that I miss so much. 
   I miss you more than words could ever ever properly say... and I love you 
more than I can physically express. 

Love Forever and Ever, 

Your "Bre-ba" 

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