Hey Dad, I Miss You…

It seems like I just wrote this post the other day. I can hardly believe it’s been a year since my dad passed away. I’m not really sure how I thought I would feel a year later. I don’t miss him any more or any less today, I just miss him. I don’t want to spend today crying about how much I miss him though. He wouldn’t want that. Instead, I want to spend today thinking about all of the wonderful memories I had with my dad.

A lot of things have changed over the past year, both good and bad. Some things I’m glad Dad wasn’t here for; for others my heart hurts that he is missing out.

I guess I thought I would have some profound writing ready for this day. Maybe I would’ve if I planned this post out a little more. I really don’t have any profound thoughts though. I just feel really fortunate for the 25 years I had my dad in my life. 25 years of laughter, tears, celebrations, and good food. 25 years that my dad taught me to be the person I am today. I’ll forever cherish those years and use them with each decision I make.

So today I won’t cry, I won’t be angry. Instead, I’ll be thankful for what I have and who I’ve become and I’ll remember all of the good times we shared.

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3 responses to “Hey Dad, I Miss You…

  1. hannah

    this is a sweet post. you have accomplished a lot in a year—your dad would be proud!

  2. Beautiful post, Panda. I can’t imagine how difficult the past year has been, but I really admire you for being able to write about it and to carry on so well. I know your dad would be so proud of all you’ve accomplished! Hold on to the wonderful memories you have and he’ll always be with you. :)

  3. Thanks girls! We had a great weekend back home with friends and family. Hope you both had a good holiday weekend!

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