It’s Father’s Day
Dad, where ever you are right now…what am I saying… I know you're in Heaven now, watching out for us each and every day. Never a day goes by without each of us here on Earth remembering some of the good times we spent together. 23 years of my life spent with you is just too short to know you better.
And I'm ashamed things had never been rosy when we together, that we had spent more time resenting each other than appreciating each other. I regret that now.
Dad, there are so many things that I wished I had done for you to make your life on Earth a much more happier one and I regret that I had not been a better son than you hope for. I'd give up half my life just to have you with me longer, that I may undo the things that I have done that have hurt you and caused you a lot of pain.
I don't have that chance anymore. But dad, I love you…and I am thankful that we had the opportunity to forgive one another the day before you slipped into unconsciousness and your life slowly ebbed away.
I never thought that I'd missed you so much. It's feels weird not having you around, not having your strong, careful, organised presence in our home. It certainly does feel that the family is not complete anymore, without you. How I wish you could see all of your daughters and son coming together for a reunion one of these days. It's been too long.
I hope that you are enjoying the good life up above, Dad. Please know that I will carry on my duties as your son for as long as I can and that i will defend and honour the name and dignity of this family. I will make you proud, Dad. I know you're cheering me on from your vantage point in Heaven. I'm quite sure that you've personally requested for a mansion in heaven that has the perfect view of this family so that you could be with us through every ups and down moments in spirit.
I love you, dad…and Mom and I misses you so very much. You live on in us and in our memories. Never will we forget your sacrifices and contributions to this family. I will make sure that my future children will know what a great, honourable man you were, that despite all your faults, have always, always been there for the family.
I hope that you have a briliant Father's Day in Heaven – that the God and the angels celebrate with you and the many other fathers up there in Heaven. A grand banquent in the Lord's house will be a fitting celebration and tribute to all the sacrifices and hardships you've had for this family.
You deserve nothing but the best.