Family, a group of people who love and support you.
You showed me that family isn’t always blood.
They are the people who are there for you no matter what.
Regardless of belief, color, or religion.
So thank you.
Thank you for accepting my mom and I into your family
For always thinking of us despite the distance between us
For being understanding and supportive.
You were a beacon of light to all
Never turning your back on those in need
Constantly thinking of others
You were a superhero to us
Your power was your ability to leave everything better than before
Making each day better with a smile
Fighting negativity with laughter
And if all else failed you danced the pain away
You have touched us all differently
Leaving us memories than will last a lifetime
Lessons that will be passed on for generations
So thank you
Though your time on this world has come to an end
The memory of you will never fade
Your legacy will live on forever
This is goodbye for now. May you rest in peace.
By Ayah Barghout
Ayah Barghout was a 7-yr old newcomer when she met Eddie Lee. She’s among the recipient of Eddie Lee’s warm welcome, and made feel like family.