Happy Father’s Day–Miss you Dad

Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there!

It’s days like today where I miss my Dad so much. ❤️🙏🏼

I wish I could pick up the phone right now and say Happy Father’s Day and tell him how much I love him.
Although it’s been almost 14 years…the pain never goes away. But what has changed over the years is the way I look at things. 🙏🏼

I used to have so much difficulty, especially on special occasions, focusing on our loss and being sad and feeling like life was so unfair.
I focused on the hurt and the pain and what Dad had to go through. It took the joy and happiness out of other things in life. Every time someone would bring up Dad, I would shut down and think that avoiding it would make me feel better.

Over the years I’ve learned to focus on how lucky and grateful I am to have had such an amazing, genuine and hard working Dad as a role model. He instilled so many values in me that I’m proud of today. I enjoy talking about my Dad now and ensuring that his memory lives on.

None of us know where our path in life will lead us. What I do know is we need to be grateful and learn from what brought us to the present moment. Nothing else in life is guaranteed.

Happy Father’s Day in heaven Dad. Love you and thanks for guiding me to be who I am today. ❤️❤️❤️