Stanley Zlotkowski 1930-2011
by Mary zlotkowski
Dad, your in my thoughts daily if not hourly. I miss you dearly. Even writing this brings tears to my eyes. You were my rock. You were everything to me. You did everything for all of us. You left us at 80 but way too soon for me. I really felt you would live into your nineties. You were so active and healthy. No one expected a stroke would take you away. Seeing you so helpless and hurting was so difficult. I know you tried to get better. But, it was all too much, too many complications in a short period of time. I only hope that the pain and confusion I saw you suffer was only what I saw and that you were actually getting ready to meet God.
I am grateful for the last day I had with you, talking and remembering all the good times. Just being with you and holding your hand, squeezing your hand. I know you heard me even though you could not answer. Dad, you were and are the best Dad. Your gentle, loving, kind and generous heart will never be forgotten. Your spirit will always be with me. I will never forget you telling us its in your heart, meaning love for us, and telling us or gesturing that God is in your heart.
One of the last things you were able to say to me was Believe in the Future and although it is difficult now I will. You always said Trust God and No Pain No Gain. Difficult as it may be I will do my best. We will and I have to go on as hard as it will be.
Dad, you lived for others, always helping others. I'll do my best to carry on in your footsteps. I know you're rewarded now and you live with God. But, Dad you are in my heart, and your here in spirit. I will always love you and miss you. I know your home now with your family. I know your happy, well and whole. And I will see you again someday. I love you Dad.
Your Loving daughter, Mary Zlotkowski