Well it's 21 years today that my Daddy passed away at the grand old age of 40, he was an amazing person and I miss him every day! Today has been a tough one, I usually try and get the anniversary day off from work but it just hasn't happened today and I was managing very well until I got a text from Melanie and I think she got us all crying no matter where we were as Melanie has been missing in blogland for some time I thought I'd put what she wrote to me, my Mum and my brother John and you'll understand how she managed to tip us over the edge
"21 years ago today we lost the best man/husband and daddy anyone could ever wish for. There is no rhyme or reason to why he went so early but for whatever reason he did. However, I will always feel blessed to have had him as my daddy even for a short time. This message however is to tell the three of you that I love you and I hope that you know, as always that I'm thinking of you all. Melanie xxxx"
I was sixteen when he passed away, Melanie was only eight and John six it feels so desperately cruel sometimes that we didn't have longer with him, more memories, more photos, we don't even have his voice recorded and I struggle now to hear him in my head although I can still hear his laughter. So if ever there is a reason to document who you are and how you feel and to leave a trace of yourself when you leave this world then this is it and it doesn't matter how you do it, on a blog, in a diary, through an art journal, in a scrapbook page anything just put it down and leave lasting traces of yourself for future generations to cherish when you are no longer here.
I think I can see an evening of art journaling therapy coming along - this was the angry paint throwing page from the other day (could do with some more of that sort of therapy at the minute me thinks).
Thanks for popping by!