This is my first Father’s Day without my dad. He is no longer here for me to call and wish him a happy day. Although we never made a big deal about Father’s Day, as we grew up believing that each day was a day to be treasured, I do find the passing of my dad very fresh today.
As I look at the photo of him sitting on my desk, I can see his eyes looking back at me. I can feel his arms around me giving me one of his famous hugs, and I know I am lucky. I know that my dad is deep in my heart and with me in each decision I make in life. His love is still strong, yet I miss him so much.
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And on this day, even though he is not physically here with you…he did a wonderful job as a Dad…your post attests to this!
Cathy, I believe he knows all you feel today. Thinking of you. (hugs)
Deb and Debbie, thanks so much for your comments. My day was a mixture of fun as we celebrated my husband being such a great father and sad as I felt the loss of my dad. I was able to connect with some of my siblings who were feeling the same way and that definitely helped me. Your words were also a comfort. Thanks again.
Those who live on in our hearts never truly pass. It's obvious that your Dad will be with you always.
Fathers live in the hearts of their children even after their passing – believe me I know. He was with you and I am sure you felt his presence everywhere. Their loss continues to be felt – that is because we never stop missing them. He is here with you so don’t ever doubt it.
I love that photo of your dad! You can see his soul in his eyes.
My father's birthday is on June 16, always near (and sometimes on) Father's Day. Like you, we never did much with FD, but it still pokes at the loss every year. And like you, I have a photo of him where I can see it several times a day and when I look at it, it feels like a special moment with him.
Sending you hugs.