A Letter To My Daddy
You gave your daughter a very
special gift that of a father's unconditional love. You did not unfairly judge
me for my mistakes you taught me right from wrong.
You were always there for me no
matter what. You taught me life is an exciting journey from the day we are born
until we take that last breath.
We may be separated but one day St.
Michael and St. Peter will come calling and we will be together again. I will
fly on an eagle's wing to be with you and then we can cry tears of joy.
I do not know if I can ever make my
heart not grieve for your loss. It's hard knowing how much I miss you now - you
will live in my heart and memories forever.
You worried I would hide like a lone
wolf with your passing. But it is that line I walk that lets me be I. It lets me
be who Dee Dee is. I am a special spirit who learned to love life and work hard
to make each sunrise and sunset special.
I know you are with me in spirit.
Sure I am going to miss your blue eyes and warm smile and those fond memories I
hold so close. I look up in the night sky and find the brightest star and say
good night daddy. And when I open my eyes from sleep I say good morning daddy.
I cannot call you anymore daddy when
I am feeling blue and need to talk to you. I have to be strong and journey on my
own. And daddy I will always be your little girl. I know you will find little
ways to let me know you are there looking down on me.
So Daddy fly with the soaring eagles
till we meet again. I know you are close. I just wish one more time I could hear
your voices say I love you and get that special hug that only a loving father
can give a daughter. I miss you Daddy.
All my love,
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dee Dee Serpas is a retired police officer from
Kenner Police Department (Louisiana).
Currently, she is the President of the TAPS Memorial Web site.
Following in the footsteps of her great-grandfather, Sheriff Paul Berthelot,
Sheriff of St. John the Baptist Parish, and that of her father, who was
president of FOP Lodge 2 in the late 1950s, Dee Dee became a Police Officer.
First with the East Jefferson Levee Board Police, she also joined the Kenner
Police Department and was the only female to graduate from the academy that
year. Later, she joined the Jefferson Parish Sheriffs Office as a street cop.
This makes her the only known female in Louisiana to have held three commissions
at the age of 21.