With another Father’s Day arriving this morning, I got to thinking about my own dad. The realisation that it is now five years since he passed away was quite a surprise though.
I haven’t spoken about him much as I am not a huge believer in living in the past, however, I did write about him at the time, in this blog post, and am glad that I did as it has given me the opportunity to reflect, remember and regather myself.
Perhaps I should start a journal and get more of my emotional moments on paper? Others seem to find it useful.
Another reason that I haven’t felt the need to open this up more for conversation is that I still have my memories of him and he continues to be in my thoughts regularly. Not for what he was at the end, but as the stable and traditional man he represented.
Surprising how two such polar opposite people could be anchored to each other. Or is it?
It is surprising how strong the memories are, to be honest, considering the time that has past but I guess this simply adds credence to the idea that we never forget lost friends and relatives, they simply live on in our hearts and minds. At the time I wrote, “…he would always be there.”, well, that seems to have continued.
I am grateful for that.
Mum seems to be happier than she was at the time now too, which is also a huge relief.
Grateful for that too for sure!
She has moved home, made new friends and is living out a lifelong dream and spending as much time ambling about by the sea as possible.
I got this pic of us when I visited the caravan during the All Counties Craft Challenge.
You may recognise it as my profile pic on Facebook too. So, she’s always with me too even if I am a few hundred miles away.
I dedicated the last post on this subject to Fathers. This time though I am dedicating it to everyone. You are all awesome and mean the world to your family and friends.
Please accept this [hug]. It’s my gift to you.
Notes on care for [hugs]
- Use it whenever you need to.
- Store it in the kitchen cupboard near the biscuits between uses.
Anyhoo, nuff lovey-dovey stuff, I hope I haven’t made you all melancholy and that you will have a smashing day whatever you are doing :)
Many thanks for reading and hope you have a great day.
Bye for now.