A Bittersweet Fathers Day

Scrolling through social media on a day like today puts a bittersweet smile on my face. It is clear that there are so many amazing Daddy’s out there! So why is it I have never taken to social media to thank my Father?

My Dad has always been in my life although I’m not sure I can say he made much of an effort to really be apart of it. I can’t really pinpoint anything I want to thank him for!

I never realised just how important a Father figure was until I lost mine. I would always say “I’ve grown up without a Dad and I’m okay!” But I had that male influence and that man was my Grandad. I’d go as far as saying he was the best role model I could have ever wished for. He showed me what a Father should be and I know I won’t accept any less for my girls!

My Grandad would be the man who fixed my necklaces, checked my oil and water before a long journey, phoned me to tell me the traffic was bad the route I’d take to work, sit beside me when I drove my new car for the first time. He even made me a tap board to practice my tap dancing! Oh and he made me breakfast in bed when I’d go for a sleepover.

I absolutely adored my Grandad and losing him has highlighted just how important a male role model is. I no longer have someone to check cars for me, or to tell me to be careful when snow is forecast! I don’t have anyone to remind me to check the depth of my tyres or buy me snow kits for my car.

Luckily I have James and I think I’ve chosen the best for my girls! He will ensure they are always safe and looked after. I reckon he could even be trained to make breakfast in bed 😉


So Happy Fathers Day to all you Dad’s out there! I hope you had the day you deserve 🙂

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