On Thursday,I had my first session with a counsellor,to help me try and make sense of everything since Dad has passed.
I had never met this lady before,she knew nothing about me or my life.but after 50mins of crying and laughing (from me!) She said ‘I can tell what a wonderful,strong supportive family you all are’.
That brought yet more tears to my eye~I felt proud that in such a short space of time she could see and feel so much about our family life.
As with lots of families,we may not live close by, we may not talk every day,we may even fall out from time to time but the fact remains,that what we do have is an unbreakable bond held together by love.
Dad was a keen fisherman,he steered our ship through stormy weather,sunshine and cloudy days. He rode the waves with us,all of the ups and downs,the laughter and the tears. No problem was ever too big or too small~he was always there with advice,even if at the time you might of thought you didn’t need it!
He was our anchor and helped to keep life plain sailing even through the darkest of times.
Losing Dad has left a hole in my heart that can never be filled. He really was one of a kind and truly meant something to everyone who’s lifes he touched.
Although he may no longer be physically here with us~his legacy guide’s us through and gives us the strength and courage to pull together as a family.
One of his biggest lessons he taught us is the meaning of love,respect,family and friendship. He showed us how to share love as a family and welcome others into it too.
I often joke that if you are a part of my life,you are a part of our families life too,that’s the way it goes.
As the saying says ‘a problem shared is a problem halved’, well in this family if you have a problem it can always be shared between us and thats a whole lot of sharing to go round!
As I continue to navigate my journey which has undoubtedly taken some very different pathways lately.
I would like to thank everyone who is with me for the ride,you are all amazing, wiping away my tears, giving me hugs and reasons to smile, a shoulder to cry on or an ear to listen.
Life is made up of moments,memories, family, friendship and above all love.
Whatever you do cherish these things, hold them close and dont be afraid to show your emotions, tell people how you feel about them, shout it from the rooftops if you have to.
We get one shot at this crazy thing we call life~lets make it the best we can,forgive easily and love well.