Thursday, April 19, 2007

11 Years Ago

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.


Nikki Neurotic said...

Sorry about your loss, even 11 years, I'm sure it sometimes feels that it just happened yesterday.

Jeni said...

Some people who were very important to me, to my life, I remember the exact date (day/month/year) of their passing and yet, I can never remember the exact date my Mom died other than that it was a Saturday in October and her funeral was the day after my birthday but I was 35 years old at the time, well over the age where a date should have registered, but I have to look it up when I want or need to quote it. And yet, there are others who were not as close to me but I remember the dates precisely. I think subconsciously I have chosen not to remember the exact date of my Mom's passing as that period in the month of October always puts me in a very down frame of mind and perhaps to remember it exactly dulls the facts in my mind somewhat.
But I know what you mean about remembering a person you cared deeply about and how much you can miss someone even many, many years after they left. My thoughts are with you.

bundle-o-contradictions said...

Your words spoke to my own empty spot. Thank you for reminding me that I'm not alone.

Martie said...

Yes, we get over it but we never forget and never stop missing them. My dad passed away 44 years ago, when I was 17 and my mom 41 years ago when I was 19 and my first husband 32 years ago a few months before my 30th birthday. Each and everyone of them will always be in my heart and I will always love them and miss them!

Saying prayers for you while you remember your loss!

Barb said...

I sure he smiles down at you all the time.

terry said...

it's been 35 years since my dad died, and i think of him all the time.

i'm so sorry for your loss.