It’s been 26 years since the accident, and we’ve all kind of moved on with our lives… But you are still with us. To this day, I am always wondering what life would be like if you were still here. How would thinks have changed? What would our life have been like?
But obviously, that didn’t happen… Instead, you were taken from us, and Mum, my half-sisters and I had to live through life without you. To this day, we all still miss you so much.
I wish you could be here to meet your granddaughter. She’s so beautiful and full of life, and she’d adore you! I know you’d love her unconditionally… I think you’d be so proud of her when you’d see her. I really wish you could…
Father’s Day is here again, and this is second one where I’m a father too.. And it really gets me think.
- How can I live up to what I was told about you?
- How can I be as good of a Dad as you were in the photos I have seen?
- What can I do to give happiness to my daughter throughout her life?
But as well as all of those questions, I also find myself thinking about how we were forced to grow up without you… And how I’m going to do everything I can to make sure that my daughter doesn’t go through the same thing.
You made me stronger than I ever could have been, and your memory has made me a better father than I could have ever been. And I’m going to live up to that memory! I am going to be a good Dad, and I’m going to make you proud… My daughter, your granddaughter, is going to be happy! I’m going to be a Dad for both us, so that she can feel your love for her through me.
And I’m going to make sure she knows who you are. I will make sure that she knows your face, sees the videos of you so she knows your voice.
You may be gone, but you are not forgotten. Nor will you be forgotten. I will make you proud and pass on the memory of you.
And Dad? For the short time you were with me, I want to say thank you! We miss you.