I Feel You Nearby

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I still miss you, every day.

There’s times I find my mind elsewhere.  Often it’s thinking back on my cherished moments with you throughout all those years.  I hear your voice so clearly in the wisdom you left, the encouragement you gave, and the pride you expressed. I hear the love you voiced using words that left no doubt.

I miss talking to you every day.  I miss your true interest in whatever it is I’m doing.  I miss your camaraderie in our lengthy conversations and similar perspectives on issues like integrity, honesty, loyalty, and trust-worthiness.  I miss your example, which you lived for me every single day of your life.

You’d written about your readiness but I didn’t want it to be so.  I’d read your words over and over again, knowing but not believing.

When I think back to that day, which came so unexpectedly, I can’t help but cry.  I didn’t know.  I wasn’t prepared.  You didn’t give me time to say goodbye.  It all happened so fast.

I feel the swell of tears as they cloud my vision and promptly bring me back to the here and now.  I feel you nearby, and I know you’re still thinking of me.

My heart will never forget you.

I still miss you, every day, Dad.

3 thoughts on “I Feel You Nearby

  1. Beautiful words to your dad – I feel the same way about mine.


  2. So sorry for the loss of your beloved dad. He sounds like a wonderful man who gave you a beautiful legacy to live by. We can never be fully prepared for when the end comes no matter what but his memory will always live in your heart.

    Thank you for sharing this very precious man and your memory with us.


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