Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Father’s Day again


Today is the eighteenth Father’s Day without Dad. Well. That’s not really true, we’re not without him exactly, he just isn’t physically here.

But he’s around. There’s not a day I don’t think of him.

He was definitely taken from us too soon, but he still had a wonderful life full of the people and adventures he loved.

I think he’d be 92 now and that would have been fun to see. I bet he’d be a dynamic 92 year old, still full of funny stories and handyman skills.

Miss you, Dad, on Father’s Day and every day.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

10 thoughts on “Father’s Day again

  1. A poignant reflection of your beloved father.


  2. Our dads might be gone but they are always in our hearts. We have our memories and pictures of them to remind us how special they were. My dad passed away almost 8 years ago.


  3. Lovely tribute to your dad on this 18th Father’s Day without him.
    Funny, I’m writing a post about mine – whose been gone half the time of yours. We never stop missing them – well, when they were good men, like ours were. xo


  4. Dawn, I’m sure your dad is close by — at least in spirit. I know you must miss him terribly, perhaps more this year since Katie, too, is gone. And yes, we think of them Every. Single. Day. Perhaps that’s what keeps them close by. Lovely tribute to your dad!


  5. Such a beautiful tribute to your dad. We never stop missing our loved ones. It’s good to reflect on the happy memories. Hugs to you!


  6. I wish you had had more time with your Dad. I’m sure he is so proud of you.


  7. He has a lovely expression. It’s easy to see what an inspiration he is for you. I have a similar wonder about my dad – what would he have been like at 90? No handyman skills, that’s for sure, but I hope he’d have kept on walking. It might seem strange to hope about something that didn’t happen, but that’s what we’re left with.


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