Father’s Day | A Day of Grieving & Celebrating

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by on June 17, 2012

father's day personalWhoever said that time heals all wounds is wrong. Those of us that have lost a loved one know this.

Grief does not subside and even though each year I hope that Father’s Day will be easier, the truth is that it only gets harder. Harder because I know that is just another year, more memories and cherished moments that are lost. I grieve that my children don’t know a grandfather that would have loved them, spoiled them, played with them, told them stories, took them on trips, and embraced them each time he saw them. A man, who would have loved to see his two strong grandsons and beautiful granddaughter just once.

Finding Joy

And yet – as hard as this day is for me – I can still celebrate because I know that I had a wonderful father, who loved me – and those memories can’t be taken away.

daddy and abigailI also celebrate the amazing father my husband has become over the past 7 years. And now even more this year, I see how he loves our baby girl and realize that I am seeing that special daddy-daughter relationship form, grow, and transform.   I see the love in his eyes as he looks at her, and realize now, even more how much my own dad cherished his only daughter.

For those of you that have lost your fathers, I hope that you can find peace and joy today as you celebrate with the other dads around you. And Happy Father’s day to those of you out there that make a child’s life special!

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  • bobbi

    Thanks melissa. i just lost my father last month. its been a hard day but like you, i’m celebrating my husband.

  • bobbi

    Thanks melissa. i just lost my father last month. its been a hard day but like you, i’m celebrating my husband.

  • So sorry for your loss Bobbi! I know how hard it can be and I hope that were able to find comfort with your husband and other loved ones! Thanks for sharing.

  • So sorry for your loss Bobbi! I know how hard it can be and I hope that were able to find comfort with your husband and other loved ones! Thanks for sharing.

  • So sorry for your loss Bobbi! I know how hard it can be and I hope that were able to find comfort with your husband and other loved ones! Thanks for sharing.

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