I was there.
I was there when we made homemade ice cream together and sat in his swing. We swung for hours.
I was there when he taught me just how hard farming is and how we should all appreciate it.
He was there for my dance recitals, band performances, high school and college graduations, birthday celebrations, family trips and many more special occasions.
I was there when he planted and picked his prize tomatoes. I will never do it as well as he did.