Today would have been my Dad's 70th Birthday. I didn't want to forget the day even if Dad is now longer around so my brother, AJ and I are having a celebratory tea tonight in memory of Dad. We have already visited the crematorian to lay flowers for both Dad and Mom and we are spending the evening together as a family.
I miss my Dad and Mom every day and I am sad that we can't celebrate for real. My Dad wouldn't have wanted the fuss but I would have bought a cake and either taken Dad out for a meal or cooked a lovely meal. I would have bought him his favourite malt whisky and possibly a nice glass as Dad loved glassware.
It has been nearly seven years since Dad passed away. The time has gone so quick. Today was a milestone I was dreading but I don't feel too bad surprisingly. Maybe because my Dad wouldn't want me to wallow in sadness. That today is about celebrating his life - not mouning his untimely passing.
So here is to my Dad Cliff. I love you and miss you and you are in my thoughts forever.
Your loving daughter Lesleyxx