Friday, October 24, 2008

My Father ~ My Mentor~ My Best Friend


Good Morning Everyone,

I wanted to share with all of you today a poem I have written for my Father below. This poem I am sharing with you reflects how my five siblings and the sixteen grandchildren will remember their Father ~ their Grandfather~ their Mentor ~ and their very Best Friend. The pictures in this post and the music slide show represents my Father's happiest moments in his life flying his powered parachute- he was so adventurous and such a risk taker from his generation. He was a wonderful man and taught me so much about life through his caring ways, his creative inventions, his enduring work ethic, and his love for polka music and dance he instilled in everyone he met, to preserve the family heritage from the old world. I will truly miss him as we lay him to rest today.

My Grandfather's Flight
Whether a family is bound together or scattered far apart,
Loved ones from the past and present are always in our hearts.
Legacies of love and pride are passed down through the years,
Journals kept of triumphs, tragedies and tears.
Tales of great joy, sacrifice and sorrow can be found,
Character traits, personalities and likenesses abound.
Families give us history- roots tied to our past,
And a heritage of My Grandfather's Flight- is one that is sure to last.

~ We love you Grandpa Jack ~

N. Harm

3 comments:

Heidi Hass Gable said...

Hi Naomi,
This is a beautiful post in remembrance of your father.
And you're so right - our loved ones are never "gone" from our hearts.

My Dad passed away five years ago and I'm very happy to say that my children and I quite often talk about him and share the funny memories that really capture who he was and how much love our relationships held!

Thank you for sharing and take care,
Heidi

John Pederson said...

Beautiful post and great images to remember and reflect upon.

Grab a deep breath and take care!

Jan Wee said...

Naomi,
Sending you a hug and my support. I hope you take good care of yourself -- this has been a very hard time but I know your inner strength.

Jan