I Miss You Dad….

I wasn’t in the mood to fold laundry yesterday so I decided to give myself a make work project and organize the hundreds of photos on my computer.

Halfway through I came across a couple photos of dad I had forgotten about.

I started to cry.

In September it will be two years since he passed.

I haven’t really talked about it with anyone because I’m supposed to be the strong responsible one.

The one who liaised with the real estate agent to sell the house back in Port Elgin.

The one who took the lead on dealing with mom’s finances.

The one who has to do the research on setting up trusts for the new will mom needs drawn up.

The one who mom moved in with a year and a half ago.

I feel like this shouldn’t affect me this way but someone told me the trauma from the death of a parent can take years to overcome- so I guess I am well within the “normal” range.

It’s not that I think about it all the time but with all the ads for Father’s Day, it is kind of difficult to ignore.

We didn’t always see eye to eye and we often had to agree to disagree but he made sure we each knew that he loved us before he passed and we all made sure he knew we felt the same way about him.

As the minutes and seconds tick down to the official end of Father’s Day, I just wanted to say I miss you and I wish you were still here to bounce ideas off, to tell us super punny jokes, to complain about the weather, to share our disbelief that the Leafs didn’t make the playoffs (again) but most of all, that you were just here.

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~ by angryegg on June 19, 2011.

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