How do you tell someone that you love them? How do you thank them for everything that they mean to you?
For always being my first phone call when things went wrong – car crashes, poorly children to name two
For a wicked sense of humour – think of that raspberry book
For ALWAYS providing a hug
For teaching me to graciously accept offers of help
For spray painting that old bike a shiny new red
For showing what it means to be a man of God
For aiding and abetting as our wedding became a teddy bears’ tea party
For the introduction to the Saturday teatime classic – the syrup butty
For really making me laugh when I remember that you used to wear tights under your trousers when it was freezing at work in the winter
For wisdom and understanding
For never managing to convince me to get Sky Sports
You filled a gap in my life and occupied that place in my heart ever since.
It’s just too hard. I don’t have the words or the ability to recall all at once the myriad of things that I need to say.
Just sad. And a bit cross. But mostly sad.