You know, my dad has been gone for 22 years. Mom and I talked on the phone today about how much we both still miss him. He was my security blanket... the person I went to when I needed someone to tell me things were going to be alright. When he died, I really had to learn to stand on my own. Even after all these years, I still hear his teasing laugh in my ear and turn around to make sure he really isn't standing behind me. Sometimes, I swear he is. :)
This is a poem I posted on Father's day. It seems to fit how I'm feeling today as much as then.
Still in my heart though gone for so long.
I still see your face, hear your words in a song.
Always my hero, my friend and my light.
Your spirit still guides me and shows me what's right.
So on this, a day that we honor our Dad
Know that I'm happy and ever so glad.
To have been blessed with a father as special as you
Is better than anything else I hold true.
I love you Dad, as much today as the day I lost you. Thank you for being in my life.