Today is the 10 year anniversary of my father’s death. Wow – those 10 years went by so fast. I still can’t believe it. My father and I did not have the best relationship by any means. It certainly wasn’t the kind that a little girl longs to have with her father but still, I love and miss him.
Life has a way of making you look deep inside yourself so that you realize things about yourself that were staring you right in the face all along. A good example of this was the time, after he had passed away, that my mom and I were looking at old family pictures. One of the pictures showed my much younger father in his military uniform (he was a Marine) and it was at that precise moment that I realized that I did in fact love my father, though for many years I swore that I didn’t. But, I did..I do.
If only we could go back in time and start fresh – a clean slate if you will, maybe things would have been different. Or maybe not. Regardless, I wish there was a way to go back to this….
Love you Dad!