1. maria29al

    maria29al Registered User

    Mar 15, 2006
    426
    Warwickshire
    Tomorrow is a year since Dad passed away.

    The last year has gone by in a blur it seems. I still miss him and I cry most days...sometimes I feel calm and other times the terror of not seeing him again takes over.

    My sister and I are going to release some helium ballons tomorrow and drink some whisky for him!!!! :)

    I am a little scared about how I will feel....

    M
     
  2. Nell

    Nell Registered User

    Aug 9, 2005
    1,170
    Australia
    Maria, I can understand so well what you mean. I think you and your sister have found a lovely way to remember your Dad - I think I'll borrow your idea when it is the anniversary of my Dad's death. I never realised until he left how much I relied on him just "being there" in my life.

    Please drink an extra glass of whisky tomorrow as a toast to all darling Dads, from me!! ;)

    Thinking of you and sending you hugs.
     
  3. maria29al

    maria29al Registered User

    Mar 15, 2006
    426
    Warwickshire
    Nell,

    I certainly will.....a toast to all wonderful dads! :)

    Take care,

    M
    x
     
  4. alex

    alex Registered User

    Apr 10, 2006
    1,665
    Hi Maria

    Thats a lovely way to let your dad know your thinking of him.............at Rays funeral we had a Dove Release, it was so lovely...........3 white doves, representing The Father, The Son and the 3rd represents The Holy Spirit.

    They are in beautiful white baskets with lilac ribbons, lily's & orchids....... two doves are released and they circle the sky, they keep circling until the 3rd dove is released and then the three of them fly off together, its suppose to mean the 3rd dove is the spirit of the deceased and the two doves wait to escort the third one to heaven..............it was very touching, it was a lovely sunny day and everyone cheered when the three dove's joined up and flew off together............... we all watched until they flew out of sight, it was a lovely thing to see.

    I hope your day goes well, try not to worry about it, i'm sure your dad will be with you tomorrow.

    Love as always
    Alex x
     
  5. Tender Face

    Tender Face Account Closed

    Mar 14, 2006
    5,379
    NW England
    Maria, what a beautiful and symbolic idea .......

    Like, Nell, may just 'borrow' that one myself ....

    Will be thinking of you - and yes, raising a glass (of something) to 'wonderful dads'

    Much, much love ..... Kaz, x
     
  6. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,896
    Kent
    I will be thinking of you tomorrow Maria, and hoping some of your sadness is released with the balloons, up, up and awaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyy.......................:)
     
  7. Tina

    Tina Registered User

    May 19, 2006
    420
    Will be thinking of you and your dad tomorrow, Maria!! And, yes, will raise a glass / cuppa to him and the other dads!
    Much love,
    Tina xx
     
  8. janetruth

    janetruth Registered User

    Mar 20, 2007
    563
    nuneaton
    Maria

    Balloons and whisky. a good combination to 'remember' your Dad.

    Take Care
    Janetruth x
     
  9. asaltydog

    asaltydog Registered User

    Jun 22, 2005
    22
    N Wales
    Dad died in 2002

    He is somewhere smoking his pipe and reading the Daily Telegraph

    And Leicester City win the F A Cup
     
  10. Amy

    Amy Registered User

    Jan 4, 2006
    3,453
    Tomorrow will be OK Maria - do not be afraid - what can happen? You may cry and feel upset, you may not - it can be no worse than the range of emotions that you have experienced for the past 12 months - you will be OK.
    The balloons sound a lovely idea.
    Love Helen
     
  11. maria29al

    maria29al Registered User

    Mar 15, 2006
    426
    Warwickshire
    Hi All,

    Thanks for all the lovely messages.

    Alex, the doves sound wonderful!...:)

    Today I feel calm and I think I am looking forward to finally "releasing" Dad ....I know I cant hold him to me forever and that my sadness is doing just that- he will always be in my heart and by my side - but its now time to let him know I am OK...and that he can feel at peace wherever he is.

    Thanks once again.

    Hugs

    M
    x
     
  12. Amy

    Amy Registered User

    Jan 4, 2006
    3,453
    Hiya Maria,
    Pleased that you have found some peace today - thinking of you.
    Love Helen
     
  13. mel

    mel Registered User

    Apr 30, 2006
    1,656
    Sheffield
    Hi M

    I hope the day wasn't too painful for you....

    it's so hard isn't it?
    We lose someone we love and we're left with a huge void....

    hang on to the precious happy times

    Love Wendy xx
     
  14. Tina

    Tina Registered User

    May 19, 2006
    420
    Thought of you yesterday, Maria....hope the day was calm and peaceful. Dad was with you. :-D

    Love, Tina xx
     
  15. Margarita

    Margarita Registered User

    Feb 17, 2006
    10,824
    london
    Whisky sounds good to ease your pain

    Sounds a lovely way to let him know your OK xx
     
  16. Cate

    Cate Registered User

    Jul 2, 2006
    1,370
    Newport, Gwent
    Hi Maria

    I was so very touched to read your plans, I hope you found some peace, I'm sure dad is with you always.

    Love
    Cate xx
     

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