When pretty much the whole world looked at me with disdain you showed me love, kindness and respect. You were more like a family to me than most of my family was and I was…and am, so grateful. I hope I told you that in person; I can’t remember. Forgive me if I didn’t.
You loved me like your own. You took me in and helped when you could. You encouraged me very often with a simple smile. You quietly supported me in the worst of times. You showed me Jesus and the real love of Father God way before I met Them myself.
Oh that more men were like you – exhibiting strength, acceptance and genuine love. Not many words were spoken, they weren’t needed. Your presence and gentleness spoke louder than words ever could.
I pray for your family during this time of your changing addresses. I know they know what a treasure they had in you. Many of us never had what your children have in you. I know you will live on and love on through them.
I will always be grateful for the chance to have known you. Rest in peace precious one.