This year, Father’s Day is going to be very different for me. The first one without my darling Dad.
My Dad passed away 6 months ago very suddenly and very unexpectedly. I didn’t want to go into too much detail, but my family and I did manage to get to be with him while he passed away, and for me that was very comforting, and I hope he knew that all his family were with him.
You know your parents get older, but you never really think of them not being there, not being in your life, and not being able to call on them when you need some help or advice. My Dad was amazing at giving the best financial advice, and over the years, helped me understand how important it is to be financially secure. As I am going through the process of selling my house at the moment, I am really missing having his advice and guidance, I know he would be right there, helping me understand all the paperwork, things I needed to do and things I needed to sort.
But one thing I do know, is that he and my Mum raised me to be a strong and independent woman, and I hope that by carrying on, and staying as strong as I possibly can, I am making him proud. Never, ever take your parents, or anyone for granted, tell them you love them every single day, because you really do not know what tomorrow will bring.
Happy Father’s Day to the best, most beautiful, kind, loving, honest, caring Dad.