Dear Daddy

Dear Daddy,

It is hard to believe that today marks 3 years since I was last able to hear your voice or see you. I remember that day so well and know that it is one I will never forget. You were very sick in the hospital, as you had been for quite some time.  I had told Amy and mom that I was not sure if I was going to come visit you that day because I was very tired and didn’t know if I felt up to making the over an hr. drive up. I debated back and forth all that morning about if I should make the trip or not. I ultimately decided to come see you and that is a decision I will be forever grateful for, because little did I know it would be the last time I would ever be able to.  I miss you more than I could ever explain and there will always be a void in my heart for so many things in my life that you will never physically be able to be part of. I am extremely thankful though as well. Thankful for the 33 years we were able to spend  together. Thankful for the years and years of memories that I will never forget. Thankful for all the things you taught Amy and I. Thankful that I was able to tell you that I loved you one last time. Thankful that I saved a voicemail message from you.  Most of all, I am thankful that I was able to have you for my dad.

So, until we meet again one day, I will do my best to make you proud.

I love you. XOXO

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19 thoughts on “Dear Daddy

  1. This made me cry. Very lovely note to him. He sounds like he was a wonderful dad.

    Your comment on being grateful you were able to see him even though you almost hadn’t reminds me of me… My dad called me an hour before he had a heart attack. I almost didn’t answer because we were in NYC. But I did and I was able to chat with him and tell him I loved him. That was almost 9 years ago and I am SO grateful for that moment. Really resonated with me.

    God bless him and know he’s proud of a wonderful young woman he raised. Xo

    • Thank you so much for this comment. I am so sorry that you also no longer have your dad with you, but am so happy that you were able to tell him that you loved him and speak to him one last time. I am sure your dad is very proud of you as well. XOXO

  2. I’m so sorry that you have to go through this as well. I have felt a lot of the same feelings that you have, from what I can tell of this post.
    I love the photos you shared… your Dad seems like he was a very happy go lucky person that people would have flocked to be around – his smile is contagious!

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