Mom Is Gone
Losing mom wasn’t something we ever prepared for.
It was wrong. And it was unfair. It was cruel.
Nobody could have prepared you, dad, for the whirlwind that would be raising a daughter without the help of your wife, your partner, your person. And for me, suddenly having to spend the rest of my life without the very woman who gave it to me wasn’t something I could have ever been ready for.
It’s been really hard for me, when it came down to dealing with things I would always turn to mom for, things I knew you would have trouble dealing with.
And I can’t imagine how impossible this has been for you, when you didn’t know how to deal with the drama and antics that come along with raising a daughter, when you were forced to deal with tough issues without your wife to talk through them with you.
Hard Discussions Go With Hard Times
It was hard when we were forced to discuss things that we both were totally uncomfortable with.
But I did go to you, and you were there for me.
We’ve done great. Even with every angry outburst I threw at you, or every time you didn’t think you handled something in the right way, you did okay, we both did.
You have always been there for me. And you have always come around. You have shown me that with no matter what I face I won’t have to do it alone.
You have put your own beliefs aside to be there for your daughter. And you have made every sacrifice possible to be there. You have made me who I am.
Things Have Been Hard
We haven’t been dealt the best hand. Things have been hard. And things are going to continue to be. But with everything, I am confident that it will be okay because we have each other.
You Are My Rock, Dad
You have been my rock. And you have been my best friend. You have been the best dad.
And you’ve shown me what it means to be an unconditionally loving parent. Through this unimaginable hardship we faced together, our bond has grown so strong.
If I turn out to be half the parent to my kids that you were to me, I’ll be satisfied.
Losing mom wasn’t in your plans, not at all. But even though you had to do it all on your own, you picked up the pieces and you made us whole again.