I quote the unforgettable and perfectly painted words of Dad as you left this world for the next:
"You used to urge your horse into a lope and dash ahead of us to be the first to reach the Scotty Creek Spring and when we got there you'd already had a big drink of the clear icy water and be lounging in the shade of the giant ponderosa or you'd be wading in the creek.
Once again you've dashed on ahead and one day when our loving Father deems that we've learned enough down here we'll come around the bend and you'll be waiting there beside the trail with outstretched arms to welcome us home and show us the marvelous things you've discovered.
Thank you Babe for lighting our lives with your presence, for invigorating us with your boundless energy and lust for life. Thank you for being you. Though it's hard today to see through our tear choked and mortal eyes and impossible to ease our grief, we know that you are just up the trail and that one day we'll join you there. One day our family circle will again be unbroken and we'll sing and laugh, we'll hug and kiss, work and play, just as we did in the good old days. And just like then, being together is all that will really matter."
As I look at our family picture we took yesterday the words echo in my mind...
Being together is all that really matters!!!
Until we meet again Sheila... We love you and miss you!