Sunday, 17 June 2012

Another father's day without you x x

 September 1986.
September 1996.

My darling Dad,
If you get to read this letter, I want you to know how much I still miss you.
There are days that I feel so alone. I miss our chats, we had some great ones. I miss your wonderful advice, always so sensible and wise, I miss your hugs every day. If I could hug you just one more time I don't think I would ever let go.
Another father's day will pass without you. I think about the memories I have of you, when I used to stand on your feet and we would dance, me being so small and holding on so tightly because I was afraid to fall of your feet. watching you as you sped off to work and peddled hard on your moped as you passed the house, making us all laugh. The time I went to bed as a small child and was just going off to sleep when a hand slowly appeared from under my bed. I think I was only 7 or 8. I look back on it now with a smile.
I remember the trip we had to Drake's island, that was a wonderful day. We enjoyed the history and the boat trip, a hot summers day looking back at the Hoe from the island, it was wonderful. That memory is with me every day. The time you gave me advice about driving which is still with me today.
My heart aches for you some days, especially when life gets hard. I know if you were here you would be beside me every day and supporting me. I feel you are still around and taking care of me and my family.
Remembering you today and every day,
My wonderful dad,
I love you.

Debra x x x

My Warrior friend, Lise, lost her wonderful dad Keith and this is her first father's day without him.
She put a lovely poem on her FB page which she says I can share on here.
Thanks Lise honey, sending you love and strength on this father's day x x x

If I could write a story
It would be the greatest ever told
Of a kind and loving father
Who had a heart of gold

If I could write a million pages
I would still be unable to say, just how
Much I love and miss you
Every single day

I will remember all you taught me
I'm so hurt but won't be sad
Because I know you'll send me down the answers
And you'll always be MY DAD

Happy Fathers Day xxx

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