Robert Lee Lafrenz
West Point, 1955
Be Thou At Peace
Posted by Marlee (LaFrenz) Leavitt on March 23, 2000:
I am 4 years old and we are at the store so you can buy me my first roller skates,
I am 10 years old, we go to the tennis court so you can teach me to play. You were so patient with me and I thought I was great.
I am 15 years old, you come to watch me play tennis on my high school team.
I am 18 years old, you buy me my first car, a shiny red mustang.
I am 20 years old, you walk me down the aisle to start a new life with a young man you take into the family.
I am 22 years old, you are at the hospital beaming at your first grandchild - a beautiful boy.
I am 24 years old and you are there again, proud PAPA of grandson number 2.
I am 27 years old and have moved overseas, you bring Mom to visit after just 5 months because you miss us.
I am 30 years old and we move back home, you are so happy.
I am 33 years old and you are gone...
I had a beautiful life with a wonderful man! I may not know how old I'll be, but I know you'll be waiting with open arms when it's my turn.
I have always loved you daddy and always will, just as I will always be...
--Your little girl.
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