Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day

It's been 8 months since my Dad's been gone..and in a lot of ways, I feel like it is getting harder. Nothing can prepare you for losing someone so special in your life. It truly leaves a deep hole in your heart. I just miss him terribly and wish I could have just one more hour to spend with talk and just let him know how special and important he was to me. I could fill 2 blog pages full of all the ways he was special to me and the things I loved about him-and I don't think many of them he ever knew because I hadn't taken the time to tell him. Life is so unexpected and so short sometimes-if anything, losing him has taught me not to take that lightly, but to cherish the people I love more and enjoy each day I have with them. It has been a tough past 8 months for my whole family-and when my kids tell me how much they loved him and miss him, it makes it that much harder. This Father's Day, let your Dad know just how much you love him and how important he is to you-you won't regret it. Happy Father's Day, Dad.... I miss you so much.


  1. I totally understand. In some ways, time makes it easier, and in others, it gets harder. I find myself, 10 months out, worried that I will forget Jacob. I am so sorry for your loss. I know it's cliche almost, but it's the only hope I day you will see your daddy again in a place that we can only imagine!

  2. I'm so sorry for your loss. I thought about you guys on Sunday! I can't imagine what it must be like to lose a parent. Well, I've actually lost mine, but not due to death. Long story (I may have told you). So our Mother's and Father's days were spent trying to ignore everything that has gone on this past year and just focus on our own kids and the blessing they have been to us as a mother and father. Life is hard. Thankfully we don't have to be here much longer since this is not our eternal home!

  3. Just a thought: Write all you remember about your Dad down in a letter or a story for your children and future grandchildren and put it in a safe place. As time goes by and you feel as if you have forgotten just find the letter.
    I am sorry that you are sad. Just remember the shortest verse in the bible "Jesus wept." He was weeping for the sorrow of Lazarus family over his death. Jesus was going to raise Lazarus from the dead and yet still wept for the crying family.
    I think it is good to sorrow over a loved one and I believe Jesus is right there with us grieving our loved ones because He loves us so.