My daughter could not talk on the phone.
She had fought leukemia for a year and was about to find
out her body had lost.
We didn’t know that yet (though I was very afraid)
But I did know I loved her.
And I wrote her (in text) then what I write here for you.
Because I find it to be true.
This life you have now,
that’s not all there is.
You will leave this body
You will remain.
And you will still be.
You the being who is my daughter do not die.
I will always love and cherish you, whether I leave this
existence first or you do.
it’s not a win or lose battle against your cancer.
You will still exist and you will still be
loved no matter the outcome.
Let me know when you have read that message
above – that one is important. Love, –dad
Reply: I read it.
Love you. –dad
Reply: Love you too.