Happy Birthday Dad

My Dad would have been 88 today, and after we’d done all our running around, we went into the Abbey to light a candle.
The Lady Chapel was empty with just a few candles on the stand, so we were spoilt for choice where to put ours, settling on the back row (pictures taken on previous visits).


Someone was hoovering, but other than that, it was peaceful and quiet, and we were able to collect our thoughts over recent events as we waited for the Dads to join us.

Maggie curled up at our feet as we reminisced about past Dad’s birthdays, our interaction with them both, and how much we still miss them after all this time.
My Dad’s candle fluttered, but it was the one in the front row that seemed to be holding court today, so maybe there was a big meeting in the spiritual world.
We basked in the tranquility for quite a while, watching our two old boys flickering towards each other occasionally.

We wonder what it’s like for them ‘beyond’, and if, when we send out our light, we’re interrupting something. For us still here, we firmly believe they are in a better place with no pain or suffering, and hope that one day we will all be together again.

I hope you know you are with me always, in my thoughts and forever in my heart.
I miss you Dad, and send my love wherever you are.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth for jelly babies or fruit pastilles. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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5 Responses to Happy Birthday Dad

  1. Bernadette says:

    Lovely, peace filled post.

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