RE-POST: In Honor of my Father on the 10th year of his passing

The Best and Worst advice

“Keep your chin up.”  It was a hollow expression.  I needed more from my dad.  They brought me, absolutely, no comfort.  Those same words today, I desperately crave from him.  I find myself picking up the phone just to hear his voice.  A boisterous sound that has now, sadly, gone silent in my head. 

My father passed away 9 years ago and today is his birthday.  In my quest to bring light into our lives by simple, achievable kindnesses, it also means for me to gain my voice.  To be seen and to be heard.  In his honor, I am finally speaking out loud. I assure you, he thanks you, as much as I do, for your love and support.

He was a good man.  He loved life to excess and hid demons like the rest of us.  He did not have to be perfect.  Nobody does.  He was a beautiful man.  John Shepard Thatcher may you rest in peace and find me in my dreams.  I love you.  He would ask us all to send sunshine.

11 Comments Add yours

  1. busy lady says:

    My father passed away almost 17 years ago. Losing someone so precious leaves a big hole in our hearts! God bless you as you weep.

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    1. I do so thank you! Much <3!

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  2. I’m sure your father would be proud. Sorry for you loss even after all these years. Both my father and mother are still alive (divorced, living in separate cities), and in my embarrassment, I don’t talk to them enough!

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    1. Thank you Terri! Life is too short and in a blink of an eye everything changes. Much ❤ to you and yours!

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  3. Cat says:

    He sounds very special… blessings!


    1. Thank you Cat! He was, and my biggest fan. I accept your blessings and send them back to you tenfold! 🙂 Love and light.

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  4. nykeypad says:

    Thank you for sharing about your dad. Mine passed away February 27, 2014, too soon for mom and me. I write about him whenever I can, including here:

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    1. ❤ to you and prayers!

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  5. nykeypad says:

    Back to you, too. ❤

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