They say that we get over the loss of our loved ones.
They say that in time, we'll return to a normal life.
They say that it will get easier.
What do they know anyway? Not everyone really knows me, I mean really really knows me. It's all a very personal thing, when you lose someone that you love.
Yes, we get over it, but we never forget.
Yes, we return to a normal life, but we always harbour a special place in our hearts.
Yes, it gets easier, but there is always an emptiness.
On this day, eleven years ago, my Dad passed away. Every year, I place a memory for him, because I still remember him, I still love him, and I still miss him.
So here's to you, Daddy. Because I still.
SLENO, Stewart Allen, In memory of my dear Dad who passed away eleven years ago today. There is an ache in my heart that will never go away. What I wouldn't give for one more hug from you. Sadly missed, Maureen and Brian.
Published in the Montreal Gazette on 4/19/2007.