Deep Thoughts of a Dying Father's Daughter
How does Kidney and Heart disease affect members of your family? Is it harder for the one with the illness or those that have to watch it happen? The following stories are thoughts that were written by the Daughter of a man who struggled with several ailments throughout his life. Many of these were written while her father was in the Hospital, describing fears and concerns she had. The story of this man's life is in another article I have published.
The following poems were written by a 13 year old or younger girl.
Hero of My Life:
You have always been there for me all throughout my life
Though no-one knows this but you are the hero of my life
I am your little girl and always will be
Till the day you walk or roll down the aisle with me
You don't realize how much you mean to me
Because you're more than just a father you see
Through all your toils and all your strife
You will always be the Hero of My Life
I'll be home for Christmas:
Christmas comes but once a year
Stockings, candy and all kinds of cheer
I don't ask for much this Christmas year
But the one thing I do ask for oh dear:
Please Santa Clause let my Dad be near
What a wonderful thing it would be for him to be here
So Santa please, I'm asking you
I don't want something that is new
I just want what was use to be
Please bring my Father home to me.
Christmas Fear, not so much Cheer:
The hospital is a place I have never liked
Because my father's been there all his life
I try to hold it in and not cry as I leave his room
For fear if he sees me cry, he'll cry too
One thing that scares me most, my gravest fear
Is that my father won't be home for Christmas this year
It's not the gifts I may not get that make me oh so sad
It's the fear of losing everything, the fear of losing Dad.