Welcome to the forums @jpud. Our hearts go out to you for the recent loss of your Dad. Your message so clearly expresses your anguish and heartache. It also speaks of an incredible connection between you and your dad and immense love. Yesterday we posted this quote by Jamie Anderson on the ‘Helping Hand’ topic;
“Grief, I’ve learned, is really just love. It’s all the love you want to give but cannot. All that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in that hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go”.
Perhaps this resonates with you?
It seems you are experiencing intense grief right now. And we understand your desperate need to hear his voice. Perhaps one way to help ease the pain is to form a different kind of connection with your Dad. In our article Coping with Grief on the Resource Hub we provide some suggestions for Continuing the Bond. Things like “Write them letters. You can share your ups and downs, ask for advice, seek forgiveness if you need. Many people also answer as they think their loved one would, which can be very soothing and helpful.”
@jpud, this is a warm and caring space for you to share more about your dad and your grief experience – we are here to listen and offer support. Perhaps you’d like to take a look at SadDaugther2021 posts. She too lost her beloved Dad and today’s post might give you a little bit of hope for finding some peace.
We are here for you. 🌸