Until you have a son of your own… you will never know the joy, the love beyond feeling that resonates in the heart of a father as he looks upon his son. 

~ Kent Michael Nerburn, American author 

Dear Dad,

On this 16th Anniversary of your return to heaven – I am confident that if you had been given the opportunity, you would have done a tremendous job raising me. I know this because the couple of times that we did meet – you exuded love and fatherly virtue. I remember you gazing upon me in awe as if I were a diamond in the rough. I thank God for your absence during my childhood, it made me strive to be the best father I could be. The examples of love, compassion and altruism you displayed, stay with me to this day – and are distilled into this book.

I know you are proud of me. I hear you whispering it into my ear as I type this. Everything I have ever accomplished and will accomplish, everything I have ever loved and will love; is BECAUSE OF YOU. Heaven is once again in possession of one of its most precious Angels. God be with you. You must KNOW that I love you. I LOVE YOU!!! “THESE THREE WORDS HAVE MY LIFE IN THEM.”


With sincere appreciation and utmost reverence,

Your loving son,