for pastor bill

sometimes people enter our life and we are changed forever. my life changed when i was 11 and met Pastor Bill…he took on the role of father, mentor and faith guide…i miss him tremendously but am forever grateful for his presence in my life…

missing your words
missing your words

Today
I
Am
Filled
With
Quiet…
I
Am filled
With
The memory
Of
You…
Strong
Loving
Giving
You…
Your hands
Which held mine…
Your eyes
That sparkled
Each time
We spoke…
Your smile
Which lit up my life…
Your faith
Which inspired me
To become better,
And grow
With the knowledge
I am never
Ever
Alone…
God is with me
Every day
Every second
Everywhere
And from you
I knew God
Deeper
Fuller
And walked
My life
Hand in hand
With faith
But always
With you
By my side
To lead the way…

grace
grace

Memories of you
Pop in and out
Of my mind
Each one a new color
A different hue
Upon my palette
Your soft
Creamy
“romeo” shirts
Hand made by
Your beautiful
Libby,
Your silky
Faded blue denim
Jeans
Your chocolate eyes
With that white diamond twinkle
And your contagious
Sweet, soft pink smile
Plop,plop, plop
Your colors are splashed
Across my soul

soul colors
soul colors

Carried with me
From child
Into adulthood
Transferred
To my children
So they too
Will know to walk in faith
For
their journey,
My journey
Is nothing without
Faith…

You will never
Be gone
From
My
Heart
My lips
Will echo
Your words-
My life
Your love.
You were
Unconditional
Non judgmental
Forgiving
And always
Always
THERE…
You walked
Talked
Shared
And
Carried
Your faith
Open
For the world
To see…

just believe
just believe

I
Will
Miss
You
Dear friend,
Mentor,
Father
And
Faith
Leader,
Yet
In the missing
It will
Only draw
You closer
To
The surface
Of my life
knowing
I will
walk
In grace
Kindness
Love
And
Faith
Because
You
Were so free
With your words
Your guidance
Your understanding
And interpretation
Of life
You were free
With
YOU.
For you
I am
Thankful!
As
I sit
Upon my
Tree bench swing
Overlooking
The water
I thank
God
For lending me
YOU…
I love you
And
I will
Miss you.

soft bravery
soft bravery