Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful writing about your Dad. There is so so much love in it, and so much of the stuff of grief that humans often carry – the If Onlys and the new Nevers and the Can’t Dos and the triggers and the waves sometimes when we don’t expect them and other times when we know they are coming.
I also found your follow up response comment very poignant – the new awareness grief can give us in learning to live now and about how very precious time is. Your piece of writing is a gift to all of us readers, and I hope it provided you with some comfort, clarity and peace. Sounds like your Dad and you were lucky to have each other and I hope it helps you if you feel his continuing presence in your life or whatever else comforts you.
Thanks again for your beautiful post,