Monday, March 21, 2011

We landed back in the states over the weekend and today is the first day of trying to get back into the general routine again after the trip. 2 weeks ago my dad passed away suddenly, no warning. I had been in England just a few weeks before laughing with my dad, and drinking coffee in the airport with him.

I've always been close to my dad and feel kind of lost now he's gone. I'm just glad I was able to see him just a few weeks ago and that it hadn't been months or years since the last visit. I'm also glad he and my mum had been here not long ago to see how things were working out for us this side of the pond. I just wish I had had time to call him that Friday afternoon as planned.

As sad as I feel now I do feel lucky that I was able to grow up with such an amazing father. He really is and has always been my hero and role model, and as sorry as I might be feeling for myself and family right now, I feel worse for the people who never got to know him.

I miss you dad.


  1. what a beautiful post.... take care!

  2. I'm so sorry for your loss. He sounded like a great guy! Lots of hugs!

  3. Oh Honey!!! So sorry! I lost my Dad 2 years ago....and it takes a bit of time to feel normal again. I will be thinking of you. Your words were very sweet about your Dad,I think you were lucky.

  4. I am so, so sorry for your loss. My boyfriend's father passed away a month ago, and seeing his family's grief was absolutely awful. I was so grateful that I was able to be there to help them, but it's definitely not something I'd wish even on my worst enemy. My heart goes out to you and your family.

  5. Thanks so much for the kind posts.

    I was definitely a lucky daughter to have had such a great dad. I'm so sorry to hear about your loses too. It seems there are so many people who have lost a parent way too soon. I hope you guys are doing ok too.



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