Hiya! Happy Fathers Day- to all the Daddys, daddys to be, and all the guys and gals doing the job of a daddy whether it is your title or not. I hope you have a great day.
I always feel I’m in a bit of a tricky position on Fathers Day; hugely grateful that my babies have got a brilliant dad and a little bit sad that my dad can’t be here to get together for a slap up celebratory meal but, that’s the way it is and I have a hundred reasons to be grateful, as do my girls.
So, here are a few words of thanks to the two main men in my life.
Dear Mr L;
I know you feel uncomfortable with these PDA’s so I’ll keep it brief and hope that you understand the sentiment. Thank you for being such a wonderful father to our two gorgeous girls. You are the cornerstone of our family and we love you. Always.
Feel free to watch as much of the world cup as you like today. We will bring you drinks and snacks on request.*
And to my own daddy…yours is slightly more formal- hope that’s ok…
I drove past your grave twice last weekend but I didn’t stop.
I momentarily felt bad for not getting out of the car, unbuckling the girls and taking them to stand next to a shiny black stone with your name written in block Gold lettering.
But what would I say? How would I introduce you? Being made to feel glum on command because we were in a certain location didn’t fit with our weekend and I know that you’d never wish us to feel miserable.
Instead your two girls went hand in hand with my two girls. We headed to the beach and the swimming pool and the duck pond and the ice cream parlour and the farm I thought of all the happy times we shared as a family when you were here.
I wished that you could have cuddled your grandchildren and marvelled at how brilliantly they are turning out so I cuddled them all the closer.
I looked out on the views that you used to love and I drank them in.
I looked at the sun peering through the clouds like rays coming straight from heaven and I knew that you could see us.
Keep watching Daddy, there’s much more to come!
Happy Fathers Day.
I miss you, and I love you.
PS- If you want to read my last years Fathers Day post it’s here.