Mama Char's Words of Wisdom

Big D...

It is truly hard to believe it has been 3 years since you went to Heaven!  

There isn’t an hour of any day I do not hear you in my head, in a song or even sometime smell your scent.  Remembering the soft touch, the mischievous smile and yes, even the eye-rolls.  For 42 years, I was a physical part of your life and now 3 in the spirit realm.  I often recall mentally the "remember the time when...", there were so many!  

I want you to know that I do not hesitate to share with others how I was blessed with a kind of love most do not even know to dream about and I want to thank you for that.  Not sure why God saw me worthy to receive your unconditional love but to HIM I am grateful, as well.  Having the luxury to work side by side professionally, and then with you during your illness was both a blessing and a curse.

When I have days of missing you, I reflect back on the last 10 years of your life here on earth...the pain, the suffering, the humiliation and I immediately snap out of wanting you to return.  Ain’t nobody got time for that!  As I have said many times, if you had been a domesticated pet, suffering like you did, I would have put you down sparing you the hand you were dealt.  The times I get angry with God for dealing you that hand, I am reminded of the many lives you saved from suffering, losing their independence and even death, not to mention the hearts you touched with your goofy love, and I can only pray that I leave such a legacy.

You lived up to your “Superman” image 100% and when I imagine you in Heaven I see you flying around...cape and all!  Our loss and pain is Heaven’s gain.  In my eyes, you were another sacrificial lamb that endured a life to bring love, laughter and clarity to this world.  You know you were called "The Minister of Mischief", right?  Ah, so many memories!!

I pray your Mom baked you a cake on this your 3rd angel-versary and you beat cousin Buddy in a drag race.  Thanks again for loving me unconditionally and please keep in touch.  Tell everyone I said hi and I miss each one too!

All my love forever...your Honey Pot!

 

David Leonard

2/14/1949-11/15/2011