Never to Be Forgotten

Daughter, sister, mother,
Of my world she started it all.
Gone to look after younger sister and brother,
She recently received the angels’ call.

Her legacy – an enormous family tree,
Thanksgiving nearing a hundred strong.
In her likeness we all aspire to be,
With her teachings we can do no wrong.

We know she found her peace,
We know she is embraced in love.
Her mind forever at ease,
Her memory never to be forgotten of.

We miss you,
Many cries.
We see you,
When closing eyes.

Rest in peace Sito,
Your family is well.
Never to be forgotten at all,
Your stories we will always tell.

Brad the Dad can be reached at bradmarmo@gmail.com and found on: Twitter|Facebook|Pinterest

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  1. AskAGreatDad says:

    What a beautiful way to celebrate a life in memory. Great work Brad, a beautiful poem. Have a Happy Thanksgiving

    • Thanks for the kind words. Much appreciated. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family as well.

  2. Left Coast Dad says:

    That’s a nice tribute. I particularly like the picture at the end.

    • Thank you. Yup, that’s my crazy family. Thanksgiving, for the majority of us, is considered to be non-negotiable, thus the huge turnout.

  3. Jen says:

    Quite lovely Brad.

  4. happiestdaddy says:

    Lovely Brad. The legacy she left is evident in the photo you shared. That is the greatest gift any of us could hope for. She would be proud…

    • The amazing part is that the majority of the people in that pic all stem from her and her siblings. Rumor is that my dad’s extended family on his side is just as big, but they don’t stay in touch like my mom’s side. This is tradition at work and it’s now up to us kids to take the torch and continue it.

  5. James Hudyma says:

    A beautiful tribute. Thanks for sharing this with us. The holidays can be bittersweet when we think of loved ones no longer with us, but always in our hearts.

    • Thank you, James. The loss of loved ones around holidays is definitely bittersweet. I’m fairly certain those two open chairs are representative of two recent loses at the time (one of them my Sito’s brother). Sito actually in this picture – little, old lady in grey sitting down just left of middle.

  6. Such a lovely tribute!
    I am so sorry for your loss.

    • Thank you very much, Gina. We miss her greatly and her youngest brother said some very kind words at Thanksgiving that brought tears to my eyes. My family is lucky to have such people to look up to and idolize. I’m definitely thankful for that.

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