Happy birthday dear Father
Today is the start of a new decade, a new year.
It is also your birthday, a day you celebrated with us – your loved ones.
Six years ago you left us as we watched your last breath flow out of your body and into the heavens above.
Our hearts stopped beating for a moment while yours stopped beating forever.
A reality difficult to grasp at that time and still today.
That day changed our lives forever.
Lost, confused and hopeless as the foundation of our family disappeared just like that.
Every new year since has never been the same.
While others celebrate the start of a new beginning I cry with tears of my heart as I miss your presence.
When others get to call their father to wish them a year full of happiness, joy and laughter – I feel pain deep into my core.
When others get to embrace their father and share with him their achievements, failures and embarrassments – I feel lonely.
Until I breath and focus on your soul so that I can feel your presence.
Suddenly I no longer feel alone or lost as I can feel the subtle energies of your spirit surrounding mine.
Suddenly I realise that just because you are no longer here in body you are still here in essence.
Your legacy lives on through all the lives you have touched.
Suddenly my tears turn into joy and peace as I finally understand the power of eternal love which never dies.
Happy new year and happy birthday dear father.
I love you deeply, always and forever ❤️