- You let me dance on your toes.
- You lifted me upon your shoulders so I could see Santa’s reindeer.
- You took me to see the big machines at the Labor Day celebration and explained all of them to me.
- I saw your joy.
- You allowed me to tag along on your trips to the barber, to the hardware store, and to the bookstore where you shared your love of reading with me.
- You let me “help” with your garage projects and work on the family cars.
- You bought me ice cream from the truck, snow cones from the store, magazines and a blue teddy bear from Super X, and trinkets from Vickie’s five and dime.
- I saw your pride in life.
- You would play ball with me afterschool.
- You would take me on walks around the neighborhood.
- You would have talks with me.
- You would give me little bits of money for no reason.
- I saw your generosity.
- You walked me and drove me to many piano lessons even though it was clear that I had no talent for it; still you always asked me to play it when we had guests or friends over.
- You were kind and generous to my friends who came over. You always greeted them and made them feel comfortable in our home and in your presence.
- You would always give me pats on the back or squeezes when you walked by my chair.
- I saw your love.
- You were my quiet warrior
- Always there
- Always watching
- Always waiting