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Sunday, 5 July 2015

A sombre one today, but I didn't want the day to pass without acknowledging my feelings and marking them in some way. 

My way of dealing with things is usually to distract myself. And that's what I've done. Filled my day with the ordinary family moments that make up a typical Sunday. Running, playing, Sunday lunch, singing in the kitchen. The usual chaos of our family life.

But this very day six years ago was anything but ordinary. It was the day I lost my dad. And the quote in the picture above sums it up better than I ever could.

No matter how much time passes, no matter how many days there are now between each 'bad day', it's always there. An ache. But you learn to live with it.

Today I showed Ayden a picture of my dad. He never met him. I told him it was gramps. He touched the photo on the screen and said "I love gramps".

Little man, he would have loved you too.


  1. I'm so sorry for the loss of your dad however hold on to those happy memories, ones that make you smile when you remember things. I'm sure he's looking over you proud of who you have become and what you have achieved :)

  2. I am sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad lovely, but this is a beautifully written and poignant post. That quote is really poignant too. I can imagine the pain never goes away. xx