Dear Daddy. Veteran and Friend by linmarie

Dear Daddy. Veteran and Friend by 

We visited you today mom and I
Set a Christmas wreath at your head
We have done this for years gone by
Merry Christmas, we miss you so.

You fought for our country
Came home safe and sound
Created a wonderful family
Full of love abound.

God took you away in the prime of your life
Before you witnessed first grandchild
It just wasn’t right
We visit you often, why,oh why,oh why.

I honor your Marine picture on my wall
Handsome and strong you stood tall
Your life was just beginning
With the love of your life, why oh why??

We placed this wreath once again
It is Christmas and we miss your violin
The sledding and going to the pond to skate
Your love for life lives on in us.

But most of all I want you to know
When you were stern, it was a lesson
For us to learn,, I got it, I am tough
A fighter in lovers gloves.

Thirty years are gone, not a day goes by
I sing a song, we shared together
Father and daughter, family dance along
Where are you now??

Does God give our Veterans special wings?
I hope he does, you all deserve it!
Because of you all, we are here
To enjoy Christmas cheer!

this is a photo I took today of my Dads Gravestone, he is a Korean Vet,, I cropped it out of respect for our mom who is still with us,, she will one day be by his side,, so for now her and I place a wreath every holiday,, to a wonderful husband,father, veteran and friend.12/18/09

I am a self taught artist and have drawn and painted since I could hold crayons or a pencil in my hands..
My brain is an attic filled with treasures yet to be explored or recreated.. I am a Veteran,a wife, a mom, a grandmother, a sister, a daughter and a teacher!!! My pallet is full of life, color and energy.. I hope you will see and feel that in all of my artwork.

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  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...over 5 years ago

    May God Bless You and Your sad it is to lose a loved one. This a wonderful way to honor his presence in the war and as a father, son, husband.
    In the snow he knows he is not cold, he is above watching you and protecting my dear..I do wish you and you family Merry Christmas and Happy New year and may it be blessed. Sherri.

  • Sweet warm comforting words my friend, thank you so very, very much,, Merry Christmas to you and yours also,, sweet dreams, days of music till night long, hot chocolate and more, hugs and kisses from those who make you safe and warm,, peace and love linmarie

    – linmarie

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 5 years ago

    Your cohosts Cee and Chris

  • thanks so very much,, at least he came home safe and sound,, but the lord took away ,, way to young,, I love being in this group,, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays to all,, peace and love linmarie

    – linmarie

  • Anne Gitto
    Anne Gittoover 5 years ago

    A wonderful tribute to a great man. Your father was an American Patriot.

  • Yes,, ANNE and a wonderful father and teacher,, life isn’t fair sometimes,, but his wings guide me everyday with every piece of art I create and every poem or song I write,, he was my mentor before I even realized it,, peace and love linmarie

    – linmarie

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 5 years ago

    Linmarie, this is very moving. It made me tear up. I am so sorry that you lost your father at such a young age. My father died when I was a child. I can relate. May God Bless you this Christmas and throughout the New Year. Remember, there are only 3 things that last: faith, hope and love, and love is the greatest of these. (Paul-Bible).

  • oh,, sweet LORI, you got it right,, LOVE,, is what God taught us to share and that is my life,, thanks so very much,, Merry Christmas to you,, from my heart,,,,,,,,,,linmarie

    – linmarie

  • Jellybean720
    Jellybean720over 5 years ago

    Oh why.. yes that is the question. I also lost my father at a very young age and had to grow up without one. I always wondered what it would have been like to have a Dad at my age to talk to, or even a mother.. I also lost her when I was in my 30’s. My Dad also was in the army in world war 2, My husband was in the Marines.. So a Solute !!! To all.. And this was very well done.. GREAT CAPTURE .. :))

  • ohhhhhhhhhhh,, thanks again my special friend, you make my heart sing,, just knowing there is someone else out there that understands, thanks for the Salute, and the honor for those who served,, but most of all, thanks for being a sister in knowing about loosing their dad,, peace and love linmarie

    – linmarie

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandover 5 years ago

    I fear my grave will be empty of visitors when my time comes. It’s good to see that not all will suffer that fate. Awesome site to see dear linmarie.

  • OHHHHHHH,, JR,, don;t make me cry anymore, how not anyone honor you ,, for who you were when you leave us,, ohh,, don’t even want to go their, ,I honor you now,, how is that,, you have my love, my respect, my friendship,, while we are together on this earth you will always be a friend to me, peace and love,, and MERRY CHRISTMAS, linmarie

    – linmarie

  • tkrosevear
    tkrosevearover 5 years ago

    SALUTE to your father and your tribute linmarie ;) TK ♥

  • thanks so much,, that means a lot to me,, peace and love linmarie

    – linmarie

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...over 5 years ago

    Sad, but very very nice tribute!

  • thanks Kim,, we kept the wreaths simple this year,, because they get so covered in snow,, and the wind does a number on the decorations,, peace and love linmarie

    – linmarie

  • PapasGirl
    PapasGirlover 5 years ago

    this is just to beautiful….my husband is a Marine vet..and one of our sons is in Afghanistan for his secon tour…I can feel this…

  • thanks so much sis,,, my heart is with your son,, these are hard times for those away from us,,, peace and love linmarie

    – linmarie

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldover 5 years ago

    All I can say is………THIS TOUCHED MY HEART !!!

  • thank you so very, very much,,peace and love linmarie

    – linmarie

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