Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Today is my Dad's birthday. He would have been 65.
It's been 10 years since Dad passed away, after a long battle with Motor Neurone Disease.
If I'm really honest, I'd say I'm still coming to terms with it.
With his birthday being so close to Christmas, it's always a double-whammy. I'd give anything to give him a big hug and wish him a Happy Birthday, or to sit and have a beer with him in the backyard after Christmas lunch.
I'd give even more to watch him with Lily, the granddaughter he never met, because they would have adored each other, I'm sure.
sorry to be less than chipper today, but I know there's others out there for whom this time is also hard and sometimes it helps just a bit to speak about it...