Illness disrupted your life
But you were determined to make it better.
Everyone stayed strong,
Watching you slowly, but surely recover,
Like a growing bud.
At the same time,
Little did we know,
You were withering like a flower.
Appearances can be deceptive,
For the strength that was displayed on the outside
Seemed to be disappearing within.
Even though your body gave up on us,
You'll always be remembered.
Because I can feel you to this day,
Sitting back, watching, smiling.
Like the proud father you always were.