I read this poem and just had to post it for jonathan, joshua was his pride and joy and sometimes i forget just how much he misses him because i'm dealing with my own pain, but this post is just for jonathan, joshy was his son too and i know it hurts him just the same, he's cried with me, and tries to be strong for me, which in turn doesn't allow him to show his pain in worry it might make me more sad. As soon as i started reading this poem it made me start crying.
My dad is a survivor too
which is no surprise to me.
He's always been like a lighthouse
that helps you cross a stormy sea.
But, I walk with my dad each day
to lift him when he's down.
I wipe the tears he hides from others;
He cries when no one's around.
I watch him sit up late at night
with my picture in his hand.
He cries as he tries to grieve alone,
and wishes he could understand.
My dad is like a tower of strength.
He's the greatest of them all!
But, there are times when he needs to cry...
Please be there when he falls.
Hold his hand or pat his shoulder...
And tell him it's okay.
Be his strength when he's sad,
Help him mourn in his own way.
Now, as I watch over my precious dad
from the Heavens up above...
I'm so proud that he's a survivor...
And, I can still feel his love.