I have to say, this will probably be the hardest speech I will ever give.
I just want to thank everyone on behalf of my family for being here to mourn my Father’s passing and celebrate his life.
If I only had 5 minutes the day you passed away. I would have had time to tell you all the things I wanted to say. I never got to tell you how much you mean to me, or that you were the best Dad, better than any man could be. Everything I know today, I learnt from you.
The last time I talked to you I wish I would have known. I would have said I love you and would not have left you alone. If I only had 5 minutes the afternoon you passed away, I’d give you one last hug and listened to another story. I tell you that I don’t think I could live without you – not even for a while.
I’d take your hand and request more knowledge, I would have looked you in the eye and tell you it’s all going to be okay, I’d tell you that our country trips would be lonely without you. But you were gone so quickly, I never got my last drive or repair with you.
Before you even knew it, you were standing at Heaven’s gate, with your brother, father, and grandfather and mother.
Now God has called upon you to fix all the Heavenly pianos for the Angels to sing upon. Enjoy all of Heavens beautiful sounds.
I love you Dad and every piano I touch, from this day forward will be in honour of you.
Ich werde papa vermissen.