Our time together ended much too soon.
You were always there for me,
a strong, silent presence
I was the little girl you had dreamed of and wanted for so long.
Your constant shadow when I was small.
I treasure the childhood I had,
the unconditional love and acceptance that helped mould me
into the woman I am today.
The belief in me that helped me see
that I could do whatever I set my mind to.
But it was when I was an adult
that our relationship really bloomed and flourished.
My growing knowledge and experience
solidifying an already loving relationship with mutual respect.
I miss you every day now that you are gone.
So much of my life you have not shared in,
except in my whispers.
I love you Dad.
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*More than twenty years gone from this Earth but not a day goes by that I don’t think of him and imagine the conversations we would now have, the grandchildren who only know him by picture and my memories, and how I still, even after all this time, can remember his smile and his hugs and miss him all over again.
Those we love are in our hearts every day but for those we have lost the days that we would have officially celebrated them can be some of the most poignant. Happy Birthday Dad. xoxo