Wednesday, April 11, 2007

In Memoriam

Three years ago today my Dad passed away.

Although he had cancer, it was still a shock that it took him so quickly.

I remember going to the hospital like it was yesterday. Seeing him lying there. My Mum crying.

My sisters live away from the area so they had the choice of seeing him later, days later. I'm glad I wasn't given that choice because even today I don't know whether or not I could have made it.

My Dad was a brilliant Dad. Not all the time of course, but mostly. His own Dad died when my Dad was just six, so he did a pretty fucking good job without having had anyone to show him what to do.

Three years ago the 11th of April was Easter Sunday. My Dad's Dad died on Easter Sunday exactly 50 years before him. Weird.

I never wanted to have to live for 50 years without a Dad, like my Dad had to.

But I hope I will.

Tribute

To live inside the hearts
Of those you love
Is not to die
To love you every day
That you are gone
Is not goodbye

To live inside the hearts
Of those you love
Means that you're here
To know that if we go
You'll always stay
And still be near

To live inside the hearts
Of those you love
Shows that we care
To see you when we want
We'll close our eyes
And you'll be there

You give us all your love
And give us all
You have to give
You are inside the hearts
Of those you love
And so you live




RIP

8 comments:

Clive said...

A touching tribute.

RIP Mr H.

Fussy Bitch said...

That was really lovely. Enjoy your memories.

Anonymous said...

That was lovely.

Annie Rhiannon said...

What a sad but great post.

me said...

very touching

Ordinary Girl said...

I hope you get to live those 50yrs too.

la fille mariƩe said...

Nice. Loved the pics. Brought back memories of my own father.

D said...

poignant