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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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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5 Responses to Happy Birthday Dad

  1. Bernadette says:

    Lovely, peace filled post.

  2. joyroses13 says:

    A touching post!

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