Mourn no mo
You don’t stoppa
Being a girl’s papa
Just coz she’s dead
Get that outa your head
Your daddy chore
Has expanded more
No longer tending boo boo knee
Now you’re creating legacy
For the world to see
While still parenting Alex and partnering me
Bless you for all the fathering you’ve done
For our precious daughter, our precious son
Continue to amaze
Even in these hardest days
That I never thought would be ours to live
We must still have more to give
I promise that we’ll find a way
To resurrect joy someday
fathers day 2010
ALEX AND MORGAN’S LETTER TO DAN
So because Morgan is unable to wish you Happy Fathers Day I will do it for both of us. I know this has been the hardest year of our lives. We have all been dealt a blow that will forever change who we are and our family dynamic. Throughout this entire experience you have been the rock upon which we have all built some sense of normalcy.
You have been husband, protector, banker :), sounding board, computer whiz, media commentator, lobbyist, doctor, and friend. Look at all the hats that you have been forced to wear through this experience that are all an extension of FATHER. You have allowed yourself to feel the grief of Morgan’s loss more than anyone and shown Mom and me that it is okay to let down your guard and feel this immeasurable pain. You have been a model that in spite of or perhaps because of this aching that we all feel you can still face the world and work even harder, and do so with dignity and honor.
I want you to know that Morgan LOVED YOU more than anything. I remember Morgan coming up this summer and her raving about you after working at Carilion. She was so proud of you and impressed by how vital you were to the company. Morgan got to add this expereince to her understanding and respect for you that allowed her to appreciate you even more. Morgan lived everyday of her life knowing that her poppa loved her and would do anything for her which is more than many people can say.
She is in a better place now beyond pain and her love and spirit will continue to give you strength and help you through the difficulties left in her wake. Even though she is gone you will always be a father of TWO children who you always did your best to understand and support. Know that I am loving you now for the both of us and when you need the same support and understanding you have always given I am here.
Happy Fathers Day 2010
Alex and Morgan