Diane M. Weller


Howard Lewis Smith
Howard Lewis Smith
May 26, 1924 ~ August 30, 1997
Dad, I’ll always be your little girl, you’ll always be my Daddy.
I’ve missed you so for seven years; sometimes it hurts so badly.
I miss you more, I love you most,
I know you’re there with our Heavenly Host.

Again some day we’ll meet a new
And times like this will seem a few,
But since your call in ‘97
When God said, “It’s time for you to come to Heaven”,

I’ve learned of loss and pain untold,
I know our lives must fit the mold,
That God intended from the start;
As we all knew someday this world we’d part.

When next we meet in His Glorious Kingdom,
I know from sorrow we’ll find eternal freedom.
I feel your presence and sense your love
That you send to us all from up above.

The loss I carry inside my heart,
Knowing not even Heaven can keep us apart.
A hero you were always in my life
Always there in my times of greatest strife.

You allowed me to struggle, to do it on my own.
When I needed you most, you’d welcome me back home.
Those fatherly arms held me as a babe,
You still hold me now, just in a slightly different way.

As August 30 comes around again this year,
You know my heart will shed many a tear.
Being without you here is what I feared most;
I’ve held on with strength from the Holy Ghost.

I see you sitting on God’s front porch;
Watching over all of us, our bright torch.
A torch of love so special we’ve shared
Father and daughter, none other can compare.

I miss you Daddy, forever in my heart you live.
Until we meet again when my release too, God will give.
I can’t wait to be wrapped in those fatherly arms
Where I know you’ve always kept me safe from harm.

Although I’ve gone on, as was God’s wish,
Not a day goes by that you we don’t miss.
Please Daddy; keep watching over us all,
Helping us up again from our many falls.

We’re still stumbling and learning as that’s what we must do
Whatever we go through, it’s never without you.
Your legacy lives on in great-grandchildren never met,
Of you we teach them; no one will ever forget.

You are our hero, back then and now.
We miss you, we love you, and how!!