Ralph John Harting
West Point, 1998
Be Thou At Peace
Posted by Jen Harting on April 29, 2009:
When you engraved the Movado watch you gave me for my college graduation who knew that those words, "Perseverance," would foreshadow the life I live now without you. I am persevering, honey, though some days feel harder than others. Your legacy in this world has changed lives including my own. It took me awhile to figure out how, but now I LIVE so that I may see you again. On this day four years ago I was a happily married woman, an Army wife, and an always pregnant mommy. Today, I am a Catholic, a triathlete, a civilian, an educator, a decorator, and a single mommy to our children. I will write your story Jay like you wanted me to and then I will add writer to the many ways you have changed my life.
As I move forward, I continue to keep you as my hero in my pocket. Those who know me now know I take you out of my pocket almost every day. I guess some days I have deep pockets and other days they are very shallow. Sometimes I take you out for the kids, friends, or even strangers. Sometimes I reach in and just hold on for me because you give me strength beyond my fears. Regardless, of when or why I reach into my pocket, I am comforted knowing you are always by my side.
I love you now and always.
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