Thank You Ward

He asked my Mother,”Are you going to miss me?” and now I can’t quit thinking about it.My dear dear friend is in the last stages of a long fight with the dreaded diagnosis of cancer.I can’t sleep thinking about it and I can’t quit crying about it.I love him so and I am going to miss him more than he can ever imagine.I sometimes think he doesn’t know how very much he is loved in this family and how grateful we are to him.He came to us quietly and now He is in the process of leaving us quietly.As always trying to get everything in order and making sure we all know how it is going to be.If I had the courage to tell him I would say he is about the most wonderful man I know and even though I wasn’t that excited when Mom told me she was getting married again I am so glad that she did.Here are just a very few of the things I am thankful to you for………….

Thank you for all the years of taking this family in stride even though I know some of us drove you nuts in the process.

Thank you for giving my kids a grandpa even though I know it was hard to let them in at first.

Thank you for the words of advice and encouragement to tell the truth to my daughter even though you knew it would hurt her.You said the truth makes you stronger and as usual you were right.

Thank you for loving my mother and taking such good care of her.You never missed a day of being there when she was in the hospital and I will never forget it.

Thank you for showing me that no matter what your kids do you get over it and get on with it.

Thank you for the wonderful stories of you life.I told you to write them down and even if you didn’t they will never be forgotten.

Thank you for giving my husband a figure he could look up to and our “Sundays with Ward” he loved them.

Thank you for your humor.Your wit never ceases to amaze me.

Thank you for showing me that it doesn’t matter how you got started it is how you finish that makes the difference.

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