Monday, 7 September 2015

Our proud Dad...we love you!



"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me." - Jim Valvano 

I did what I do best yesterday; I kept busy, I focused on packing the house, I occupied my brain with things that don't really matter and things that distract me. I got through Father's Day only thinking about my Dad for a moment here and there, not letting my emotions come in or grieve at the fact that he's not here anymore to call up for a chat or give a cuddle. I went to bed wishing my husband a happy Father's Day. I was exhausted ... 

I woke up this morning to this picture above of my Dad and I as a baby, as a message from my little sis; a reminder just how great my Dad was and is and just how much he loved us and took pride in everything we did. He never stopped telling us how proud he was and never stopped (embarrassingly) shouting around town our achievements, no matter how small they were. The crazy old "Alg" that everyone knew him as, was the most loving and encouraging Dad that is ours. I count myself extremely lucky to of had him around for the first 18 years of my life and I will forever have him in my heart. 

So today; I stopped and I cried because I took the time to miss my dear old dad and wish him a real happy Fathers Day! ❤️
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