I would have loved nothing more than to have watched the lines etched from laughter and experiences on your face grow,
for your hair to turn silver or fall off all together,
to witness the pride in your eyes as you watch your eldest son preach just like you do,
to feel the joy in your heart as you walk your daughter down the aisle,
for you to hold your grandchildren in your arms and become the ever present guide in their lives as they got older,
and for you to still have the most beautiful woman in your life to grow old with.
All these things I can only dream of and can only continue on dreaming because you’re not here, though I wish from the depths of my soul you were. What I wouldn’t give to have you back.
You would’ve been 50 today. I wonder what you would’ve looked like? or what we would’ve done to celebrate? or if you would be proud of the person I’ve become? I hope you would be … because I know I am. And it wouldn’t be that way without having you for as long as I did. I miss you the most on a day like this. But really, I just miss YOU. Happy Birthday. Till we meet again.