Grief is like the ocean
it comes in waves
ebbing and flowing.
Sometimes the water is calm
and sometimes it is overwhelming.
All we can do is learn to swim.
The last year can be best described by the words in the poem above. Living without a loved one who has always been there your whole life is hard, a piece of the puzzle is missing. Some days you can sit and smile and other times you cry and desperately want him back and wonder why this had to happen, why did his journey have to end. The sad reality is that this is now part of my life story that I will now carry with me on my life journey. Life goes on without Dad here with us in the present but he will be forever in my heart. Today we came together as a family not to remember that today was the day he passed but to remember his life. To remember we are all a part of him that still lives on, and that we will never forget him.
Love you Dad.