Thirty years ago today my world stopped turning with the words ‘Dad’s gone.’ A lifetime has happened since, I qualified as a nurse, Got engaged, Married, Became a mum, Miscarried, Became ‘Mum’ to three more children, Attended first days at school and graduations. Celebrated birthdays, Christmas’s and many different occasions, All without Dad. Thirty years … More What’s another year?
Today is Father’s Day and I’m lucky to be sharing it with a wonderful dad. A man who brings home sweets on a Friday for his children, despite the fact the eldest is twenty six! A man who gets abuse if he forgets their ‘order’ from shopping. The one who gives lifts when I say, … More “Daddy watch me.”
Tomorrow it will be close to three decades since my Dad’s final curtain call. I suspect he will be my first thought tomorrow morning and my last tomorrow night. Almost thirty years may seem a lifetime, but it is, at times, just the blink of an eye as the calendar of grief moves to a … More October 9th. Not just another day.
It’s twenty eight years since I hugged my dad. Twenty eight years since I saw his face, held his hand or kissed him. Twenty eight years since we said goodbye, But only moments since I last missed him. June 21st is Fathers day here in Ireland. Happy Fathers day dad. xxx As is now traditional … More Missing you.
My father died nearly thirty years ago from Motor Neurone Disease. We were all robbed of our future with him. He was a wonderful father, a gentle soul and my Moms best friend. Today I remember my Dad as I write an imagined letter to a loved one, written within the mind of someone unable … More If he could have written you…..
Tonight as I stood washing a cup at the sink I could smell the fresh bunch of freesia in the vase on the window sill. They were given to me by my husband last week. As he bought them he explained to my youngest the connection between my Dad and I through freesia. He told … More Reunited, if only briefly.
Are there stand out moments in your life that you will never forget? A proposal, a sad goodbye, a happy result? Many memories from my past can be summed up in simple sentences which have lived on in my mind over the years. Occasionally I hear the voices of the past speak these sentences once … More My life in words.
Is worry your constant companion? Most who know me think I am a relatively laid back person. However even though I don’t really “do stress” I still worry. I can remember even as a child worrying. I worried about small things, like friends, fitting in, homework and tests. As a teenager I continued to worry. … More Count your blessings not your worries.
Twenty six years ago this year. my Dad died. The hole he left in our family has never been filled in. The link in the chain never repaired. I miss him every day. Scarily my husband at 50 is the age my dad was, when we were told he had motor neuron disease. At the … More My Dad Is Gone, But I Hear Him Still!