Happy Birthday Dad

I will never forget the words of wisdom that my father shared with me before he left this Earth shortly after 9/11/01. I thought he was crazy for thinking that I would ever make something of myself after what happened to me in the service. But, I’m doing it. Thanks for the strength and inspiration dad. I am committed to growing. I am fearful of the plans that God has for me but I am armored and ready for the fight.

“My Immortal” ~Evanescence

I’m so tired of being here
Suppressed by all my childish fears
And if you have to leave
I wish that you would just leave
‘Cause your presence still lingers here
And it won’t leave me alone

These wounds won’t seem to heal
This pain is just too real
There’s just too much that time cannot erase

[Chorus:]
When you cried I’d wipe away all of your tears
When you’d scream I’d fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have all of me

You used to captivate me by your resonating light
Now I’m bound by the life you left behind
Your face—it haunts my once pleasant dreams
Your voice—it chased away all the sanity in me

These wounds won’t seem to heal
This pain is just too real
There’s just too much that time cannot erase

[Chorus]

I’ve tried so hard to tell myself that you’re gone
But though you’re still with me
I’ve been alone all along

[Chorus]

…me, me, me.


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