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Tribute to a Father

Updated on November 21, 2013

I Really Miss you Daddy

Joseph Bennett passed away on November 24th, 2005. That day was my birthday and Thanksgiving. He was my father, my confident, my best friend. He was born January in Mississippi. He served tours of Duty in Korea. He died from lung cancer that spread to his brain. He was loved and respected by many. Every year since he departed I write a tribute usually in my journal. But this year I want to tell the world how much he meant to me and how much of a difference he made in my life. He was always smiling and the pictures are from his and my moms last anniversary. It woould have been twenty years. We had to do it early due to the rapid progression of his illness. He died about 3-4 days after this reception. I remember him crying because it was so beautiful and he knew hw was dying. His last two weeks were hard and even though I miss him more than I could ever say with words , I am glad he is resting in peace and not suffering. When I was sick he stayed with me 6 months, I asked him " Daddy what will happen if you die and I cant get there in time?" Baby there are no goodbyes, only see ya over the sunset" It was the last time We spoke of death. "Go on follow your dreams and know that I am always looking out for you. So Daddy this is for you....I Miss You!!!

In Loving Memory Of Joseph Bennett


You held my hand through thick and thin, I can't remember a time that you werent there,

Even Up until the end , I always knew you cared.

Daddy you made me smile the way that no one else could , and when you said you loved me , I knew you always would.

Daddy, today I try to carry on, knowing you are always at my side , my own personal angel, always there to be my guide.

Daddy it was so hard the day I had to let you go. I loved you so very much and it hurt me so. Seeing you in so much pain, God finally called you home, but I was here to wait sad and all alone.

Daddy I'll always love you and I never will forget, the bond we shared together

Now In God's Sweet Arms Find Rest.

Gone too Soon but Never Forgotten!!!


Me and Daddy
Me and Daddy
Mine and Daddy's Last Dance
Mine and Daddy's Last Dance
Daddy and Mom with brothers and sisters
Daddy and Mom with brothers and sisters
Daddy and Mom's Last Dance
Daddy and Mom's Last Dance

Merry Christmas Daddy

 Once again Christmas is almost here. I made it through Thanksgiving an my birthday. It's hard Daddy I'm struggling on my own. The holidays are so hard for me, I feel so all alone. I spoke to Mom yesterday, it's like she doesn't remember you, she's married and gone  on with life the way you told me to.

But daddy I haven't found anyone who loves me as much as you, many others have gone to join you, I wish that I could too. I miss you Daddy from your little girl, who never will forget all the love that you showed me, the loss still hurts me yet.

I don't celebrate Christmas anymore, my birthday, or Thanksgiving day. Somehow it's not the same since you went away. You made everything so special, Your love was from the heart, now I feel so confused, now that we're apart.

Now I can't give you gifts, only send my love, and hope that you can feel it where you are up above. I never will forget you and I'll never let you go, remember that I'm here the little girl that loves you so.

Merry Christmas Daddy, I can hear the angels sing and in their voice i know you remember everything.




November 2010 I Still Miss You Daddy!

It's been 5 years since you left me but it still feels like it was yesterday. So many memories, so much lost time. There have been so many others in the family who have gone on to follow you home and I hope you are all together. Some of them so young, others like you just tired of the pain and life here on earth. Its been hard for me over these past years, many things have changed but I try to remember the strength you left me. How are you daddy? How is heaven? I know that you are there. Sometimes there are so many problems and trials in my life that I wish I could just go to sleep like you did and not have to face anymore but I know that isn't what you expected of me. Its so hard sometimes daddy, I wish you were here still to advise me and give me some answers.


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      heart4theword 7 years ago from hub

      This was heartfelt, as I was reading...I thought how blessed you are to have had a Father who loved you. Such great memories you made together. I know you are thankful for your Father and your Father in Heaven:)

      Some of us, will never experience the kind of love, you received from your Father. I am so happy for you, you had these special times with your dad.

      Happy Memories:) Great Hub!

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      itakins 7 years ago from Irl

      I am in tears-beautiful tribute to your dad.God Bless.

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