How Do You Say Good-Bye
In Loving Mmeory of
August 20, 1989-May 2, 2008
How do you say good-bye to a faithful companion, a trusted friend who gave you unconditional love for almost nineteen years?
How do you say good-bye to loving kisses, late night talks and afternoon walks?
How do you say good-bye to someone who kissed away your tears, How do you say good-bye to someone who helped you face your fears?
How do you say good-bye to playing in the snow, How do you say good-bye to watching us both grow?
How do you say good-bye to running in the sun, How do you say good-bye to so much fun?
How do you say good-bye to nineteen years of devotion, loyalty, frienship, and care, How do you say good-bye to the love we shared?
How do you say good-bye to tummy rubs, bacon treats, afternoon naps and Sunday football games, How do you say good-bye when my life will never be the same?
How do you say good-bye to someone who enhanced your life so, How do you say good-bye, How do you let go?
But, the day came and you told me, Mom, it's time for us to part, your little body wore out before your great big heart.
Our journey together on earth has come to an end, I hope I served you well my friend.
When I awake and you're not there, I'll remember all the mornings we shared.
When I come home at the end of the day and the house is not the same, I will pause for a moment and softly speak your name.
When I go to the lake to fish and by habit, grab your dish, I will place it beside my chair as I know your spirit will be there.
Nature was our playground, the seasons were our toys, we played in the snow, got caught in the rain and slept beneath the stars, oh, you brought me so much joy.
And I thank you for all the wonderful memories you have left with me, I will cherish and honor them all, winter, spring, summer, and fall.
No longer in pain, or slowed by age, you are free to romp and roam, I know you will be there to welcome me when God calls me home.
Until we meet again Daq, head for the sun, run and play, for I will not, I cannot say good-bye to you, for you are just away.
You hold a piece of my heart that no one will ever fill.
I love and miss you so very much my Daq, My best friend.
Yours always, Mama JK