Sunday, June 16, 2013

Father's Day ~

It's so strange to me that my sweet Dad has been gone five years now.
Still feeling so blessed that I had him in my life as long as I did.

I've had more people tell me they can't relate to the fact my Dad meant the world to me,
how much I loved and respected him,
that we had a great relationship.
I seriously grieve for those people who can't relate, 
sad for the daughters who have not experienced the kind of 
love and life I had with my Father.
More reason to count myself lucky, fortunate, blessed.....

A woman stood in the grocery line behind me, 
smiled and stated she almost forgot to get her Dad a Father's Day card.
She waved the card as she spoke.....
I smiled back and told her I wish my Dad was here so I could give him a card
this Father's Day.
As I left the checkout I looked back to her
 and felt the need to tell her, 
"make everyday count with your Dad".

I never missed a Father's Day with him....
I was so thankful for that fact,
when the first Father's Day without him
Missing him today as I do everyday.
My Dad, my first love.........

Grateful I belonged to him.... love for my Dad, it's what echos from my heart today.....


  1. So beautifully written, Debi. It seems we have in common; a wonderful relationship with our father's. I know the feeling of wishing every daughter could have what we did. Such a blessing. I love the photo!


  2. Hi Debi,
    I miss both my parents so. Seems I made it through my 20s way to quick and the 30s hit and I lost him. Miss my dad mucho!

    Have a blessed week.


  3. My dad died suddenly 17 years ago....not a day goes by that I don't miss him and like you, feel so blessed to have had him as my daddy!

  4. My dad died suddenly at age 63, 13 years ago and there is not a day that I don't miss him. I can so relate to the things you shared in this post. Thanks so much for sharing your heart and for reminding those who do have their dads, to let them know how special they are. I think this picture of you and your dad is so good!