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See You

You were so tired
You couldn’t wait to go lay down
Mom was standing in the kitchen
I was outside locking things up
As you went through the back door
You hollered, See you soon

Moments later the air began to fill with Dread 
Getting thicker with each second of Mom's screams
By the time I got to your side
You laid unmoving, straight as board in your bed
I could hardly bear.. Seeing you that way

As your Grandson dialed 911
My vision blurred and the world disappeared 
All I could see and hear were you
Twenty three Chest compression's, Six breaths later
You opened your eyes and looked into mine
I could hardly bear.. Seeing you so helpless
 
As I held you in my arms
Mom and others began to Pray
I felt each word spoken go through me to you
Flowing through your nephew's Hand that laid upon my shoulder
I couldn’t help but to hold my breath 
And wrap myself around you even tighter than before
I could hardly bear... Seeing you struggle

No one had to tell us how bad you were 
To life-flight you to St. Jose’s was the only chance you had
I tried to climbed in with you, but they wouldn’t let me
I knew how terrified of heights you were
As they closed those doors I hollered... See you there
See you there Daddy, I’ll see you there
 
There were lines and tubes and doctors everywhere
I stayed up for day’s right beside you in a chair
Mom sat across from me and held your hand
The others were circled around us in your room
We could hardly bear... Seeing you that way Daddy

Alyssa sang "Jesus Loves Me" for you in your little Church
There must have been over a mile of cars parked 
Family and Friends coming to say Goodbye

You'd think after almost 3 years it wouldn't make me cry
It’s almost like you must’ve known 
The night you spoke those words to me
That you’d be heading up to Heaven soon
Not to take a nap
When you closed that door and hollered... See you soon

We'll meet again at those Pearly Gates, Daddy
You have our word.. 
We'll see you there.. We'll see you there







Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 9/20/2016 2:25:00 AM
Such a moving write and a lovely tribute Sabrina - i lost my father last year. Hugs Jan xx
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Sabrina Niday Hansel
Date: 9/21/2016 11:23:00 PM
Thank you! I'm sorry for your loss!
Date: 8/14/2016 5:53:00 AM
Heartfelt tribute. Beautifully, lovingly penned. Great writing!
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Sabrina Niday Hansel
Date: 8/15/2016 11:22:00 PM
Thank you!
Date: 6/16/2016 7:02:00 AM
Sabrina, nicely penned. Enjoyed reading your thoughts and words today. **SKAT**
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Date: 6/15/2016 10:49:00 AM
Congratulations Sabrina, thank you for joining my contest. Skat
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Sabrina Niday Hansel
Date: 6/18/2016 1:35:00 AM
Thank you!
Date: 6/13/2016 8:18:00 AM
That was a really heart-felt piece. Congrats Sabrina, for your placement in the contest...
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Sabrina Niday Hansel
Date: 6/13/2016 11:53:00 PM
Thank you!
Date: 6/12/2016 7:05:00 PM
well I'm crying, this must have been so hard to write and you did it admirably, congrats on your win with this touching piece
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Sabrina Niday Hansel
Date: 6/13/2016 12:02:00 AM
Thank you! Yes, it was extremely hard to write. I have a hard time speaking aloud of what I remember. So I put it to paper.
Date: 6/12/2016 4:53:00 PM
this is SO very sad, Sabrina. I am happy for you this won a spot in the contest. It's very emotive work. One of the key words is "bear" (hope you will change to that spelling because this poem should be written as perfect as it sounds to the ear!) Congrats on your win.
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Sabrina Niday Hansel
Date: 6/12/2016 11:51:00 PM
Thank you! I changed it. Sometimes I don't realize my grammar until someone points it out. Thank you for that.
Date: 6/12/2016 11:12:00 AM
Lovely write! A comfort to you, those last words.
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Sabrina Niday Hansel
Date: 6/12/2016 11:48:00 PM
Thank you!
Date: 3/30/2016 5:30:00 PM
Sad write, Sabrina. A moving write... Hope to see you post again. LINDA
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Sabrina Niday Hansel
Date: 4/1/2016 12:39:00 AM
Thanks Linda! ~Hugs~
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Sabrina Niday Hansel
Date: 4/1/2016 12:34:00 AM
Thanks Linda! ~Hugs~
Date: 3/10/2016 3:02:00 AM
So emotional..
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Sabrina Niday Hansel
Date: 3/11/2016 12:43:00 AM
Thank you! This one was difficult for me to write. It's mostly all I remember during those 12 days.