Tree Of Life And Death

Wanting a memorial tattoo for my father. Help.?

So I have an idea for a tattoo that involves a cherry blossom tree on my back. (The tree symbolizes life, death, and overcoming the past, which is perfect for me.) My dad passed away a little over a year ago and I really wanted to add a quote to my tree tattoo. If you could think of anything nice and possibly short and sweet, I would really appreciate it.

I’m sorry for your loss. I know what it feels like.
Is there anything he used to say? As in, little mottos he would’ve used? This would be nice to put under your tree idea as it would bring the whole tattoo to another level of being personal to you. A friend of mine got a memorial tattoo done recently and the artist recommended adding the north star over it as this is seen as the person watching over you and guiding you.
I hope i can help. x