Always in my heart, always in my heart, that’s where you live now and will always live until my last breath.
These days that come and go every year honoring our parents are not always happy days for many of us. As many of us baby boomers are aging, we are aging without our parents. I look at my friends who have a father that they still go golfing with, or fishing with, who still live independently or maybe with some assistance and I have a deep hole in my heart.
I live in the city my father wanted to live in, Tampa, Florida. He loved it here. He would be on the golf course today if that damn cancer had not stopped him cold.
When I was little he would take me golfing with him, we would walk the course hand in hand, and I would patiently sit on a bench at each tee waiting to take his hand again.
Yesterday as I was channel surfing, I stopped at the US Open and left it there in honor of my dad.
As I wrap this up I will end with a quote that was shared with me this past week that brought tears to my eyes then and still does today – especially today.
“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever” Winnie the Pooh
Dear Dad – dear, dear dad – I miss you so much. All my love, Carole