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When I Visit  / Kristie (Loving Daughter )  Read >>
When I Visit  / Kristie (Loving Daughter )

Your resting place I visit
Place flowers there with care-
But no one knows the heartache

When I turn to leave you there
A million times I needed you,
A million times I've cried...
If love could have saved you
you never would have died.

It broke my heart to lose you
But you did not go alone,
For a part of me went with you-
The day God called you Home

Response to A Letter from Heaven  / Kristie (Loving Daughter )  Read >>
Response to A Letter from Heaven  / Kristie (Loving Daughter )

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We received your letter from heaven above,
and we were sure it was written with all of your love.

You asked us not to be unhappy because you're out of sight,
well, you left so many beautiful memories we guess it's all right.

The day you had to leave us is a day we will never forget.
We all gathered around your bedside knowing who you met.

He picked you up and hugged you and said "I welcome You."
We realized it was over, there was nothing we could do.

He told you he missed you while you were gone,
but that your family would be here later on.

There was much to do, you were part of his plan
and until we all get there we won't understand.

He gave you a list of things to do,
one of them was to watch over the ones who loved you.

For when our day is over, and all our chores are done,
we feel your presence as you said and we think it's kinda fun

When we do think of you, and all those loving years,
we just can't help it, it just brings us to tears.

Crying does relieve some pain,
but it keeps coming back again and again.

We probably wouldn't understand what plan God has for us,
but we can see that you're happy, so his plan we all shall trust.

Although your life is over one thing is for sure,
we do feel you are closer to us then ever before.

You mentioned in your letter of some tough times ahead,
and we know you will be watching with many tears to shed.

May we follow your advice," give to the world, and the world gives to you."
We always trusted your philosophy, so this we know is true.

You told us to find someone in pain and sorrow,
and let them know there's a better tomorrow.

You should be content, your life was worthwhile!
We have many many pictures that make us all smile!

When we see someone feeling sad and low,
we will pick them up and tell them "we love you so."

How did you know that when we have you on our mind
we walk a little slower cause we know you're right behind.

And when our time is over, we know we must die too.
We'll know just where we're going, WE'RE COMING HOME TO YOU!!!

I wanted to share.......  / Joan Ochs (Friend)  Read >>
I wanted to share.......  / Joan Ochs (Friend)
Since Heaven has become your home, I sometimes feel I'm so alone; and though we now are far apart you hold a big piece of my heart. I never knew how much I'd grieve when it was time for you to leave, or just how much my heart would ache from that one fragment you would take.   Close
The Broken Chain  / Joan Ochs (Friend)  Read >>
The Broken Chain  / Joan Ochs (Friend)
We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone; for part of us went with you, the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide; and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side. Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same; but as God calls us one by one, the Chain will link again. 

Missing so much  / Candace Grantland (Granddaughter)  Read >>
Missing so much  / Candace Grantland (Granddaughter)

Hey paw-paw its been awhile since i have got to talk to you and I miss talking with you i have been so, busy at work and i haven't had the chance to talk to you i know you know that i have been so worry about what's going on with me but, i know that you are watching over me i know that you will see me throw my pain. Paw-paw i haven't told anyone how bad i been feeling my head hurts everyday and i get so depressed because i want to be here to watch my kids grow up and i'm afraid that no one is going to find out what's a wrong with me until its to late and i feel so bad all most everyday and i need you to go to God and ask him to watch over me and make me healthier so, that i can watch my babies grow. Paw-paw Aidan is almost one and i wish you could be here to watch him turn one but, you know i got the best gift of all you were here to see him and he adore you and i think he know that you love him. Jake says that he miss you and i know that i do. The times you would change if you would have one more day with you I love you so much. Kristie wanted me to here a song that she put on you website but, i can't pull it up maybe i will hear it soon. You are a very love man you don't how many hearts were broken when you left us on this earth without you. Well I better go i have to finish my work up. Just remember how much i love you and i will talk to you later.

I miss you papa  / Josh Waldrop (grandson)  Read >>
I miss you papa  / Josh Waldrop (grandson)
 Papa i justed wanted to write you to tell you i miss you so much and i wish you where here with me .You where the only that was there for me when i was upset i just needed someone to talk to.I know have done alot lot of wrong i am sorry for everything that i have done like i said you where the only one i could talk to with out you judging me or putting me down. I know you know about my illness and when i first told you about it you talked to me unlike other people put me down saying it's what i deserved,but you did'nt you told me everything was going to be ok and it made me feel alot better,you always made me feel better when i talked to you about my problems.that's why i asking please just watch over me until i see my babies grow up and married and at least see destiny one more time to let her know her know that i love her with all of my heart.and watch over mama she has been having alot of health problems latley ,and watch over candy her babies need her .It seems like everything has gone wrong since you left us but me knowing you are watching down over us everthing will be ok I will let you go for now until next time                                                        I LOVE YOU JOSH,CHRISTINA,BRIANNA,STEVEN Close
I miss you daddy  / Sherry Hunt (Daughter)  Read >>
I miss you daddy  / Sherry Hunt (Daughter)
Just needed to talk to you. I miss you so very much. Tell everyone I said hello, and I love them also.
I look at these pictures, and I wish you were here to put your sweet arms around me once more.
I love you daddy Close
Good morning Daddy.  / Kristie (Loving Daughter )  Read >>
Good morning Daddy.  / Kristie (Loving Daughter )
Hey Daddy. I can't talk long, but I wanted to let you know that I miss you so much and love you.  Faye said that Sambo has gone into a coma and it doesn't look like he's going to make it.  We're going to Nashville to see him today, so I just wanted you to look out for him. He's had it rough, like you did, with his cancer, and I just pray that the Lord does what is best for him.  He's tired now.  I know when he comes home, you'll be there to greet him.  I've got to go and get to the dentist.  I love you Daddy and can't wait to walk the streets of Heaven with you.  Oh yeah...did you see your foot marker that Dennis and Hollie put down for you?  They did a wonderful job!  You would be proud.  Well, I'll talk to you more this afternoon.  I love you and I miss you!!!  Love for eternity, Kristie Close
Good morning Daddy  / Kristie (Loving Daughter )  Read >>
Good morning Daddy  / Kristie (Loving Daughter )
Just wanted to write you this morning and tell you how much I miss you.  I had a dream the other night about you.  It was like you came back to make sure everything was alright.  You approved of all we had done for Mama and was pleased.  That gave me peace.  I am always so worried that I'm not doing things the way you would have, but getting your approval was all I needed.  Thank you Daddy.  I am so lonely without you.  I'm getting ready to enroll Peyton in school next week and I wish so much you were here to see her start kindergarten.  I know you'll be there with her, seeing her through.  Sometimes, I just wish time would stop.  I don't want to make any memories without you being here to share in them.  I know that's selfish and you would want us to go on, but it's so hard, Daddy.  I love you and miss you so much and I know Peyton does too.  We all talk about you all the time.  Peyton talks about you daily.  She misses her PawPaw.  She sits in your room all the time and watches her cartoons.  She also plays with your walking sticks.  We spent the night with Mama and Danny Friday and Peyton slept on the love seat beside me.  She was so proud that she got to sleep with her PawPaw's blanket.  She loves having your things close to her.  We also have to go by your grave and check on things.  Especially her pinwheel that she put on for you.  Daddy, I should go, but I'll talk more to you later.  I love you so much and miss you the same.  Thank you for everything, especially for being my Daddy.  I was blessed to be loved by you.  My world was a better place because of you.  I love you!  Till we meet again, Kristie Close
I'll wait to eventually see you in Heaven  / Kristie (Loving Daughter )  Read >>
I'll wait to eventually see you in Heaven  / Kristie (Loving Daughter )

" I won't be afraid, I'll be alright if you help me.
I know you're looking down from Heaven.
And I won't let you down, I'll be everything you taught me.
And all that I know is I'll wait to eventually see you in Heaven."

Good morning Daddy.  Each day that passes, I think that it might be getting just a touch easier without you, but each day I am proved wrong.  Because each day, it get's harder and harder without you being here.  Things I want so bad to tell you or talk to you about, I can't.  Advice that I want to hear from you, I can't.   Daddy, it's just so hard.  So unfair.  I just don't understand why you had to suffer so much while you were here on this earth.  I heard this saying, "Some people are cured of their illness, even if the cure is death."  I guess that means that you're cured now and that's all that you ever wanted.  I want you back here with me so bad.  I miss you terribly.  Mother's Day is coming up and I know that you wouldn't let it go by without getting Mama a card or something.  We'll take care of that for you.  The hardest by far is going to be Father's Day.  Personally, I wish that day would pass right by, but I know you enjoyed that day more than any other.  You never missed the family reunion that was held on that day.  Nor, did you ever let us miss it either.  It's going to be hard this year, but we'll make you proud.  I know that you'll be there.  You were loved by all, so I know that we all will be crying.  I don't know how I'll make it through it.  I can just picture you there.  Laughing, talking, looking at all the pictures...even though you've seen them for the past years.  Please be there and help us make it through it.  Well, Daddy looking at the candles that were lit for you, you're still making friends.  Isn't that wonderful?!?  I have such a wonderful Daddy and I miss you so much.  I should go and check on your little Angel, Peyton.  I love you Daddy and can't wait to see you and walk the streets of Heaven together.  My brightest day will be when you meet me at Heaven's Gate.  I'm going to run and hug and kiss you, then walk hand in hand with you to see Jesus. I can't wait.  I love you and will talk to you again soon.  My sweet sweet Daddy.  All my love forever, Kristie Close
Good Morning Sweet Daddy  / Sherry Hunt (Daughter)  Read >>
Good Morning Sweet Daddy  / Sherry Hunt (Daughter)
I have thought about you lately. I always have you on my mind, and I am forever missing you. I thought it was just me, but I was talking to Kristie. And she has the same feelings I do. Then I realized, You left your memory on the hearts of all your children, wife, and other family members. You were just that kind of person.
I am so grateeul to have had you for my father. I was talking to Barbara, at the kids awrds night, the other night. It always helps me so much to talk to her. She said" It is like a someone told me when daddy (Uncle Sam) died. Isn't it great to have a father that was such a good person, that you do miss him so much."
I guess that is why we are having such a tough time with this daddy. You were a wonderful father, friend, and your wisdom will forever be remembered. I only wish I could hear you tell your stories again. I wish I could get that phone call, I wish I could hold that sweet hand again. I am sad daddy, and I need to talk to you. I need you to make everything OK again for me. Because without you here, I am so lonely daddy. I don't even like to talk on the phone anymore, because I can't talk to you. Things aren't the same, and they never will be.
Daddy, now Candy has a little scare, I know in my heart, she will be fine. I told her. I trust My God, and I know he is working in this, and she will be fine. God loves me, even though I don't deserve it. He loves me anyway.
Haveing you for a father, taught me so much about God, and how he can still love us, even though we don't please him with some of our actions. Just like I know I let you down alot of times. I knew you still loved me anyway.
So while you are there talking with God, Both of you reach your sweet hands down, and touch my Baby(Candy), and heal her illnesss, and her heart. Let her know, She can call on Daddy God, and he will answer her in her time of trouble.
Well I will close this letter, But never my heart to you sweet daddy.
Love Sherry Close
All I Ask of You  / Kristie (Loving Daughter )  Read >>
All I Ask of You  / Kristie (Loving Daughter )

All I Ask Of You
by Floria Kelderhouse

Don’t tell me you know how I feel,
You haven’t walked in my shoes.
Don’t tell me I have other family to love,
That won’t bring back the dad that I lost.
Don’t tell me to get out of the house,
Maybe I just want to stay here and mourn
for my lost dad.
Don’t tell me it will get better,
From my point of view it will never be better.
Don’t tell me it could be worse,
How much worse than this could it be.
Don’t tell me to trust in God,
I do trust in Him and love Him,
That won’t bring my dad back
Don’t tell me to eat and take care of myself,
Maybe the food won’t stay down.
Maybe I don’t care about myself right now.
Don’t tell me to try to get some sleep,
Don’t you think I would love to sleep?
Don’t tell me all this,
You haven’t walked in my shoes.
Do tell me you care.
Do tell me you love me.
Do tell me you will be there if I need you.
If I need to just talk to call you.
Or better yet, you call me.
Just listen, that’s all, just listen.
Do let me cry.
Do let me mourn.
Do let me experience this
terrible loss that I feel.
Do pray for me.
That is all I ask.

I love you Daddy!  / Kristie (Daughter)  Read >>
I love you Daddy!  / Kristie (Daughter)

Good morning Daddy.  I didn't want this day to go by without telling you how much I love and miss you.  So much has gone on lately in the news that really saddens me.  I know that if you were here, you would be glued to the TV.  When I was younger, I always hated the fact that you kept the TV on the news channels.  I never saw the importance of them.  Now that I'm older, I'm the one who loves to watch the news channels.  I remember calling you or you calling me and both of watching and talking about the events together.  I know that if you were here, we would be discussing the Pope's death.  Daddy, I miss you so much.  I'm having a hard time understanding why I have to go on with my life without my Daddy.  I'm only 28 years old.  Peyton's only 5.  It's so hard.  So painful.  Hollie had a little scare with a knot she found in her chest.  The bone scan came back negative, so for that, we are truely greatful.  I know you were looking out for her.  Thank you and Thank Jesus!!!  Daddy, I should go for now.  I'm going out of town today so I'll write back to you tomorrow.  I love and miss you so much.  And as the line goes..."I'm everything I am because you loved me."  So true!!!  "Go rest high on that mountain, son your work on earth is done."  "Wish I could see the Angels faces when they hear your sweet voice sing."  Until we meet again, I love you, Kristie

Just thinking of you  / Sherry Hunt (Daughter)  Read >>
Just thinking of you  / Sherry Hunt (Daughter)
Hey Daddy,
I know you already know, But The Pope just died. And as I was watching the news. I kept thinking "That if you were here, You would call and tell me. And you would know all about the year he became The Pope. And what he did before becoming The Pope." I could almost hear you telling me all about it.
I went to your grave today, and the tears began to fall. I told Scott, "In that grave lays part of my heart." I thought of you all the way home. There was a lump in my throat, That no matter how hard I tried. I just couldn't swallow. My throat hurt as well as my heart. Because I miss you so much daddy. And I began to think of times past, and all the holidays without you now. Candy called this morning, to tell me some thing about Jake's birthday party to day. And she was saying. That last year it was windy like this on Jake's birthday, and you couldn't stand it any longer, so you went home early. Everybody understood daddy. It was OK.
As I thought of you being at Jake's party last year, and how you loved Easter. and all the other special occations, that you will no longer attend, I just lost it for a second. It really hit me, That you are gone. and we are left here to celebrate alone, and our hearts are saddened because we have lost such a special and important part of our lives.
Daddy, If I am half the mother to all of my children, that you were a father to all of yours. My children are very lucky people. Because you were so very special. I hope that I have the ability to be half as good a parent as you were. And what a sweet gift you have left your grand-children. To have taught thier parents how to be a parent.
Daddy, Your children are going through some pretty rough times right now. And they are times that we all would like to be able to talk to you about. Joy, Hollie, And Kristie, are having some medical problems. Aunt Glennie is facing cemo. And all of miss you so much. So just watch over all of us please and ask God to take care of my sisters for me, as well as Aunt Glennie, daddy. And If you would like to come visit me in my dreams. You will make them the sweetest dreams of all.
I love you sweet daddy. Close
Just wanted to say...  / Kristie (Loving Daughter )  Read >>
Just wanted to say...  / Kristie (Loving Daughter )
Hey Daddy.  I just wanted to write you a short note to let you know that I'm thinking of you as always.  I miss you so very much.  I wish we were together making many more memories.  I'll bet you're having a wonderful time in Heaven.  I know you would love to tell us all about it if you could.  You always loved sharing your stories with everyone.  I know, for one, I loved listening to all of them.  I would give anything to hear them all over again.  I should go for now.  Peyton and I are going to stay with Moma tonight while Gerry is gone.  It will be the first time I've spent the night there without you being there.  I know you'll be there, want you?  I love you Daddy and Peyton says she loves you too.  We miss you so much.  We love you!  Love, Kristie Close
You are a very admired man  / Kristie (Loving Daughter )  Read >>
You are a very admired man  / Kristie (Loving Daughter )

First of all, I love you Daddy.  I just wanted to share with you and whoever may read this about what happened yesterday to Moma and myself.  We went to the Insurance Company to take care of her car insurance.  Tammy, your insurance agent, told us that she didn't want us to leave without telling us how much she admired you.  She said that she lost her Dad 3 years ago and that everytime you came into the office you always reminded her of him.  Your smile, your build, your voice.  She said that she had to always hold back tears when you were there.  She said that you were the sweetest man she had ever met.  Needless to say, we were all in tears as we left.  It's so nice to hear people speak of you in that way.  I know how much I admire you, it's just really nice to know that everyone admires you the same.  You are a special special man.  It's still so hard to believe that you're not here.  I expect to wake up and this all be a horrible dream.  I long for the day to see you again face to face and hold you and kiss you.  What keeps me going is that I know that dream will come true some sweet day.  I love you Daddy and always will.  Forever in my thoughts and forever in my heart, Daddy.  I love and miss you so much, there's a big gap in our lives where you should be. XOXO You, Daddy, are my hero.  The wind beneath my wings.  I am everything I am, because you loved me.  Rest in Peace my sweet Daddy.  With all the love that I have in my heart, Your little girl, Kristie

Thank You Daddy  / Sherry Hunt (Daughter)  Read >>
Thank You Daddy  / Sherry Hunt (Daughter)
Hey Daddy,
Just wanted to talk to you.
I have been thinking about my family. Brothers, sisters, step-parents,and aunts and uncles.
And it came to me, that if there had been any way. You would have hand picked each one of them for us, making sure that we all loved the other. I know there is times, that I would get hurt or upset with someone. And you would tell me in that sweet kind voice of yours. "Honey don't act that way. Don't let them make you angry. Just love them like you would want them to love you.
And that was just your way. Always loving everyone, and wanting to do good. Well you did a great job of it. Everyone loved you daddy, and you are so missed now.
Daddy' As I told the Easter story to the kids on Easter. It came to me. That as I loved you, that is how God wants us to love him. It tells us in the Bible, that He is our Heavenly father. So as I told the Easter story, I looked at God as my father (daddy) and I remembered how much I loved you, and I could bear to know you were put on a cross. But Jesus was, and what a wonderful love to die for our sins. I feel much closer to God after that. I didn't want anyone to forget you on Easter, and I didn't want them to not mention your name because of me. I love to talk about you daddy, I love remembering you. I thought of you all day, that day.
Well daddy, I have to get the kids ready for school, so I will close this note, but never my heart. Love Sherry Close
I love you Daddy  / Kristie (Daughter)  Read >>
I love you Daddy  / Kristie (Daughter)
Hi Daddy.  I didn't want the day to pass without being able to talk to you.  It has been really hard on me lately.  Everything reminds me of you.  I hope that's your way of saying, "I'm everywhere you are."  Daddy, I find every reason to talk about you to people.  I let them know how special you were and how much you loved.  I saw a lady in the doctor's office yesterday with her dad.  Every word that she spoke to him was so hateful.  I felt so bad for that man.  She walked out the door leaving him behind to walk himself and he looked as if he could barely walk himself.  I couldn't imagine anyone treating their dad that cruel.  I said a prayer for her last night.  I hope she soon realizes what treasure she has having her dad around and being fortunate enough to take care of him.  I loved being able to take care of you.  Anyway...I just wanted to talk to you for a bit and tell you how much I love you and how much I miss you.  I should go for now, but will talk to you again.  Good night, love you, see you in the morning, sweet dreams Daddy.  Tell PawPaw we say Hi and we love and miss him too.  Peyton really misses you too.  You know she loves her PawPaw.  I love you Daddy.  Love always, Kristie Close
Happy Easter Sweet Daddy  / Sherry Hunt (Daughter)  Read >>
Happy Easter Sweet Daddy  / Sherry Hunt (Daughter)
Hey Daddy,
Just wanted to let you know, I thought of you often today.
You always enjoyed Easter so much, and as I was telling the kids the Easter Story today, I was so gratefull, that God loved me so much, that he blessed me with such a wonderful family.
Daddy, I was so blessed to have you for my father, And my heart breaks. Because I miss you so much. I know you are so much better off now.
Destiny was talking to me today. She said"Mama does paw-paw Brown live with Jesus now". I said "yes", She said"Are you sad, because Jesus took paw-paw Brown" I said" I do miss paw-paw Brown so very much, But when he was here, he couldn't walk well, he couldn't breath well, and now he can walk, run, laugh, and breath the best he ever has. So, Yes I do miss him, But he is so much happier where he is"
I know all of this is true, and I know I should be happy you are in a better place. But there is some days, I can't help it. I just get caught up in my grief, and I cry. Today is one of those days daddy, I miss you so much.
Daddy please tell all of my loved ones I said Hi, and I love them. Love you always Sherry Close
When Tomorrow Starts Without Me  / Kristie (Daughter)  Read >>
When Tomorrow Starts Without Me  / Kristie (Daughter)
When Tomorrow Starts Without Me  
When tomorrow starts without me,
and I'm not there to see;
If the sun should rise and find your eyes,
all filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn't cry,
the way you did today,
while thinking of the many things,
we didn't get to say.

I know how much you love me,
as much as I love you,
and each time that you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too;
But when tomorrow starts without me,
please try to understand,
that an Angel came and called my name,
and took me by the hand,
and said my place was ready,
in heaven far above,
and that I'd have to leave behind,
all those I dearly love.

But as I turned to walk away,
a tear fell from my eye,
for all my life, I'd always thought,
I didn't want to die.
I had so much to live for,
so much yet to do,
it seemed almost impossible,
that I was leaving you.

I thought of all the yesterdays,
the good ones and the bad,
I thought of all the love we shared,
and all the fun we had.

If I could relive yesterday,
just even for awhile,
I'd say goodbye and kiss you
and maybe see you smile.

But then I fully realized,
that this could never be,
for emptiness and memories,
would take the place of me.

And when I thought of worldly things,
I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did,
my heart was filled with sorrow.

But when I walked through heaven's gates,
I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me,
from His great golden throne,

He said, "This is eternity,
and all I've promised you".
Today for life on earth is past,
but here it starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow,
but today will always last,
and since each day's the same day,
there's no longing for the past.

But you have been so faithful,
so trusting and so true.
Though there were times you did some things,
you knew you shouldn't do.
But you have been forgiven
and now at last you're free.
So won't you take my hand
and share my life with me?

So when tomorrow starts without me,
don't think we're far apart,
for every time you think of me,
I'm right here, in your heart.

I love and miss you dearly.  Valentines Day is approaching and I remember how you would always get us Valentines candy.  That along with every other holiday is what I'll miss the most.  I know it's going to be hard going through the holidays this year.  Never have I missed spending the holidays with you.  So many memories runs through my head every day.  All good.  You were so funny, always the one to speak your mind.  Whether we wanted you to or not.  I am so thankful to have had you as a father for 28 years.  I couldn't have picked a better Daddy out myself.  So many say that I'm just like you.  I never meet a stranger and I can never shut my mouth.  You were the person I ran to anytime I needed something or just needed someone to talk to.  I could tell you anything.  I don't have my Daddy to run to anymore.  I miss you calling me daily to see how we're doing and asking to talk to your baby, Peyton.  Remember how she used to call you early in the morning around 7:00 or so and wake you?  I know you hated that.  But you loved your little baby so you would talk to her until I inturrupted the conversation, knowing you wanted to go back to bed.  Once you got up and had your breakfast, she was the first person you called.  It's the little things I'm going to miss so much.  I think about it now, Peyton is 4.  You and her share March for your birthdays.  You have never missed Peyton's birthday parties.  Even when you were sick.  I'm going to keep your memory alive in Peyton so that she never forgets you.  I'm so glad that we got to spend your last moments with you.  I don't think I could have made it if I didn't get a chance to tell you that I love you.  The last minutes you were with us and the day leading up to it, I told you that I loved you and you said it back and gave me a kiss.  That was the most precious gift that you could ever have given to me.  I hold that kiss deep in my heart.    I love you Daddy and will see you soon!!! 
Your little girl, Kristie
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