A year ago today I lost my Dad. After a few months of being terribly poorly he passed away peacefully holding onto my Mum's hand.
Together for so long and together at the end.
He loved, and was loved.
You can't ask for more in this life.
Today I am sad but I am thankful.
I had my Dad for so long, I was almost 52 when he died. I was so lucky to have had this wonderful man in my life for so much of it. There are so many much worse off than me.
Thankfulness and gratitude are so much better than sadness.
I have somehow managed to let go of the deep, deep sadness that I felt for so long. Maybe when you love someone so much and they love you back that love wraps itself around your heart and clings on, shielding it from some of the pain, keeping it managable.
Dad if you are somehow close today, know that I love you as much now as when you were here, and that when I think of you each day I see a happy, smiley face with a twinkle in your eye and that mischievous smile on your lips. You lived your life well and filled your days with things you enjoyed, I take so much from that.
A was and still am a Daddy's Girl .... and I am proud to admit it.