A day of memories

Today in the UK is Father’s Day. I have to say, it’s not a day I particularly look forward to. For some it’s a day they do look forward to, as they get to buy gifts for their Dad and spend a day giving thanks for all their Dad does for them, while for others, maybe they don’t have a loving relationship with their Dad so feel they have nothing to celebrate. Then for others like me, it’s a day simply of memories, and sadness, as our Dad is no longer with us.

It’s now just over 7 years since my Dad passed away, but there’s not a day goes by that he’s not on my mind. Seven years might have passed since Dad died, but I still find Father’s Day a tough day to get through.

For those of you who still have your Dad with you, I can only stress how important it is that you cherish them, and tell them how much you love them. If you don’t you’ll only regret that you didn’t tell them how much they meant to you…I know I do!

For those of you who have found it difficult to get through today, I hope you made it! It can be tough celebrating days when the people you’re meant to be celebrating are not longer around. However I how you took the time to remember your Dad and share a few smiles, and tears, as you remembered special times you had with your Dad.

Here’s one of my Dad’s favourite pieces of music, played by a favourite musician of his, Tommy Dorsey.

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