Posted by melody murfield on April 22, 2022
Today is extremely tough. I’ve now lived longer without you since we got together in 1998. We were married for 11 before you passed away and now it’s been 12 years since you were here. I know I’m not the only one that it’s hard for. I know Carla has a difficult time because you didn’t get to see her get her license, graduate, you won’t be here to walk her down the aisle when she gets that opportunity. Her kids won’t get to know you personally or you won’t get to love on them. I do PROMISE you, that you will NEVER be forgotten. As I sit here at your grave and I just so bad want to wrap my arms around you and be assured that I’m not sinking like I feel at times. You were so unlike most men. I remember you letting Carla paint your toenails and I think we went to the Mergys and you took your dress shoes off and of course you didn’t wear socks, so you we’re antagonized a little bit but your shoulders were broad enough and that didn’t stop you. I remember Kris and Holly trying with everything in them to get you to NOT wear the Velcro tennis shoes that you so loved. I will NEVER forget how great Earth Day 2010 was. I feel it’s a God thing that you were just taken from the Grenada and not hurt and didn’t suffer like Mary and Betty. God truly spared us all from that not that any death is easy to accept! I’m sitting her with my Indiana Wesleyan University Mom shirt on. I want to get something for your grave. The good thing is that it’s the same colors as Ohio State. I will NEVER stop loving or missing you or cherishing all of the great memories. You were a truly special man and a lot of men could take lessons from you. I know we had issues but we didn’t start with God as the center but had by the time Carla was born. I pray that she ALWAYS KNOWS that you were her 1st hero and I pray that she remembers things off and on for the rest of her life. I know that you are so proud of her just like we are! When she came out her on Easter, Holly called and came out to be with her. She’s almost finished her 1st year of college. I can’t believe we are 1/4th done with college. I’ve seen her grow so close to Hod this year and it absolutely warms my heart. Jim’s buried next to you now in my plot. I just felt led to do that for him to help them all out. It breaks my heart that most of your family hasn’t had anything to do with Carla since your passing. I tried as hard as I could but it just couldn’t be a 1 way street. I wish things were different but unfortunately they aren’t. It’s been great just sitting out here talking to you 12 years just about to the minute and not a day I ever want to relive. You always hold a special place in my heart and Carlas too. 11 years was sure NOT long enough. I wish that you were still here to watch Carla grow and love on her like you always did. Forever in our hearts and always just a thought away. 
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Posted by melody murfield on April 13, 2013
I cannot believe we were married 14 years Wednesday. The 11 years I was your wife were some of my best. I cherish everyone of them and always will. Carla is growing up so much and so fast. I cannot believe she will be in junior high in another year. Where has the time gone. I hope you are happy with how she is turning out. We all love and miss you very much.
Posted by Holly Murfield on March 12, 2013
up just for you!!! ok i have talked your leg off enough now see you in my dreams as i often have LOVE YOU DAD!!!!
Posted by Holly Murfield on March 12, 2013
Bristol Tenn...really dad?? RICHARD PETTY SECTION!?! lol still a stinker in mysterious ways...but i will see you there and im sure you will be cheering against me the ENTIRE time...*Let the best driver win* haha love you dad...ill always be a daddy's girl to my last breath! hugs and kisses all the way up! lookin for the yearly balloon relase after tylers party we always send them
Posted by Holly Murfield on March 12, 2013
ps...i have become one of those Nascar fans that i always complained to you about that oh how boring it tho i am sure you wouldnt approve of my choice of driver KASEY KAHNE all the way!!! haha im sure a huge part of you is bursting with pride that your little girl finally likes something her daddy did! and im sure you had a little something to do with our seating choice for...
Posted by Holly Murfield on March 12, 2013
Instill the same love into him that you did into going to go now baby boy keeps asking me why you cry mommy?? no cry pweeeeze...just know i miss you EVERY second of every day and i do not ever let tyler forget the memory i have of you he will always know of you i love you dad *ALWAYS*
Posted by Holly Murfield on March 12, 2013
He has become the best part of my life since the moment i heard his first glad i got to share a few precious moments with you watching you hold your first born waited so patiently for him even tho i told you a million times NEVER ME DAD!!! im glad i did tho and i wouldnt change a thing id have him ALL OVER raised me perfectly dad and i hope to
Posted by Holly Murfield on March 12, 2013
There are days that i just want to pick up the phone and call you because some days are just a struggle and i know you would have the answer i needed to make it all better...I will see you again some day dad and im sure you see my precious angel and the lil man he is growing into he reminds me of you a lot with his witty sense of humor and his million watt smile that lights up rooms...
Posted by Holly Murfield on March 12, 2013
and could ease the hardest of got me thru my first pregnancy with your wise words of wisdom and kept me calm at the hardest of moments when i felt i was all alone...i am forever in debt to you for your guiding hand as my made me the responsible loving mother that i am because i had the same love from my dad...this world seems so empty some days without you and...
Posted by Holly Murfield on March 12, 2013
but i know that you are watching me from above anyway...i think about you daily and miss you daily...i found a video i took of us in the garage at phil and wilmas house and the sound of your voice was a calming yet painful thing at the same time...i miss your goofy laugh and your way of making everything better just by talking to you no matter what the issue you always had the answers...
Posted by Holly Murfield on March 12, 2013
Dad....its been a while but i do visit your grave as much as i can and i keep tyler very well up to date on his grandpa bill...he asks for you sometimes and when can he go see you...that is the hardest most gut wrenching thing to hear and it brings me to tears every time...i wish you could have been here to watch me grow into the young lady and mother that you always knew i could be...
Posted by melody murfield on January 10, 2013

Posted by melody murfield on January 10, 2013
A beautiful young woman I see
Looking in the mirror back at me
A person so pure, sweet and shy
Makeup streaking my face as I begin to cry
My Ivory dress falls to the floor
I straighten my veil and head out the door
And with my father I walk down the isle
Through my tears, at my mother, I try to smile
I glance at my husband-to-be
While he is gazing down the rows at me
A lifetime together we started
Posted by melody murfield on January 10, 2013
It is 4:29 pm which is making me think 4/29/13 will be 3 years and 1 week since we lost you here below with us. Many I miss you each and every day and you still and always will hold the most special places in my heart. The holidays are always hard without you here below. Love you so much.
Posted by melody murfield on January 4, 2013
I just want you to know I love you so much and miss you all the time. You were one of the greatest things that ever happened to me and our precious angel Carla is next greatest. Love you both to the moon and back. I also love Kris, Holly and Tyler and your whole family also. I have been blessed to be a part of the family. I love our trips to Jims and Whinnies.
Posted by melody murfield on November 29, 2011
Happy 60th Birthday My Love. Not a day goes by that I don't think about you and everything you meant to me. I wish I was getting to spend this special day the way I wanted to 10 years ago when we celebrated your 50th birthday trying to start preparing for our munchkin. Thank you for giving me the best part of you I could ever have asked for she makes life worth living in your absense.
Posted by melody murfield on November 22, 2011
19 Months today I lost you, my love, my life, my everything. I had a hard time sleeping last night thinking 19 months ago right now I was cuddled up to you not knowing what that next fateful day would hold. I never realized the security I felt laying there cuddled to you. I never want to take for granted another minute of my life and miss something God's given me a chance to be part of.
Posted by melody murfield on September 2, 2011
Missing you so very much. Life isn't the same without you. I just want you here to be able to talk to and cherish all the good we had going for us. I know Carla misses you so much also. It breaks my heart to hear her say she wants to die but I know how she feels.
Posted by melody murfield on July 26, 2011
You were such an amazing man and father.I so miss you more than you will ever know.Carla is at kids camp and is growing into the most amazing little lady you could ever know.I got her school supplies bought tonight cannot believe the summer is almost over already.Missing you love
Posted by melody murfield on May 19, 2011
both of your girls are truly daddys girls. I miss you and our lives will never be the same without you. Our kisses and love are with you always.
Posted by melody murfield on May 19, 2011
have. You will never know how much it means to me and Carla. You have been a true inspiration to me in everything and I love you for that. I hope someday you truly know how much of your dad you possess! More than I think you may ever know. Bill
Posted by melody murfield on May 19, 2011
life from the day that we met to the day he passed I cannot say I would be sane right now. My God is truly amazing! Bill was the next amazing person. He gave me our 3 kids which have made this all easier. Thanks Holly for the relationship that we
Posted by melody murfield on May 19, 2011
This man could take your frown and turn it upside down. So many treasures he left behind. I pray that I will someday be half the person he was. God is working in my life and I know if Bill hadn't accepted God and I hadn't seen how God worked Bills
Posted by melody murfield on February 19, 2011
It is so rough going through the things that we looked forward to doing together as a couple that now I am doing as a single parent, you were such a great partner and I am really missing that part of our relationship. I know that we never had a perfect marriage but we always worked it out. I never imagined ordering our marker without you or going to carlas basketball games without you.
Posted by melody murfield on February 4, 2011
I will always remember the love you had for everyone. You didn't know a stranger. Everyone if wasn't your friend by the time they talked to you you had become their friend. Love you and miss you so much. Wish you were still here but know that you will always be with us. Misses from all of us left behind.
Posted by Holly Murfield on February 2, 2011
I miss you more and more every day breaks my heart that tyler is growing before my very eyes without the worlds greatest Grandpa ever known...i know you are watching over him tho and u can still see him growing i just wish it wasnt this way....I LOVE YOU DAD

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