As we say goodbye to Jim,
We are sorely missing him.
News of his death brought tears,
So good to my mother for years.
The last memory I'm saving,
Is their goodbye smiles and waving.
Jim was her diamond in the rough.
On the outside he seemed gruff,
But after long he couldn't hide
The great big heart he had inside.
First verse written shortly after losing my step-dad,
posted for memorial mass. Second verse written one month
after, and posting for family mass this weekend.