9 Months On...
It's been nearly 9 months since my wonderful Dad passed away. The shock and numbness are wearing off but the pain is still very raw. I knew it would be hard but I didn't anticipate how strong the feelings of loss and emptiness would be. What I wouldn't give to see him again!
I'll never stop missing him but I know in time the pain will start to fade. Already I find myself thinking of him in a happier light. Not ill and unhappy as he was at the end but the way he was for most of his life. Happy, positive and always making me laugh. He was truly one in a million and I'm so lucky to have had him as my Dad. I thought I'd always appreciated him when he was alive but now he's gone I look back and realise I had no idea how blessed I was to have him around. That saying about not knowing what we have until it's gone is SO true!
It would have been Dad's birthday in a few weeks. I'll probably cry my eyes out but I want to do something positive to celebrate his life. That's what Dad would want. I wondered if anyone has any advice for getting through that first birthday and also what others have done to mark the day in a positive way?
Thanks for listening.