Raven's Green

Monday, 14 May 2012

My Father on Mother's Day

My Dad's birthday is May 9th.  He died on July 21, 2002 just 2 months after meeting my daughter for the first time.

My Dad's birthday often fell on Mother's Day or near Mother's Day and I remember lots of times where we had two cakes that weekend - one for Dad and another for Mom.

I realise, sometimes, that my Dad never saw my daughter's first bike riding video; he didn't get a chance to see her sing a solo in the Christmas concert, he never told me I was a good parent or that he was proud of my family.  I feel him with me sometimes; I hear his voice in my head telling me I'm his little girl.  Sometimes that's enough.  But not today.

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