father, loss, love

To My Dad In Heaven

Here’s to you, dad.

5 years ago I witnessed you take your last breath, and my life was forever changed. I struggled putting the pieces of my life back together, hell, I still do, but I have made a lot of progress. I promise to work hard and  make you proud. 

So, dad, here’s to you. 

To the man who taught me how to ride a bike.

To the man who taught me how to be respectful. 

To the man that held me in his lap.

To the man who taught me the beauty in being reserved.

To the man that trained me for my first half marathon. 

To the man who worked hard to provide for his family. 

To the man who always made me laugh.

To the man who showed me what love was.

To the man who faught cancer with everything he had.

To the man who wasn’t physically at my wedding, but I could feel in spirit.


To the man who is no longer on this earth, but still very much alive in my heart.

Here’s to you.

I will always be your little girl. I love you with every bit of my heart and miss you every single day.

Happy Father’s Day!

13 thoughts on “To My Dad In Heaven”

  1. Aww Carly, I’m so sorry! This was such a sweet post dedicated to your father, it’s lovely that you got to spend so much time with him, and you have all these photos, memories and experiences to keep him alive in spirit 🙂 ❤

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  2. This was a beautiful tribute and I’m so sorry for your loss. It looks like you made some great memories together! I know there aren’t any words that can make it better but I have heard that time is a great healer.

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  3. This pulled at my heart strings. You are brave and so strong for typing all of these emotions and posting it to the world! I hope that you cherish these memories and photos forever because I am sure he is looking down at you and his heart is swelling with pride for you!
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  4. This is a beautiful tribute and I’m so sorry for your loss. It looks like you made some great memories together! I know there aren’t any words that can make it better, but I have heard that time is a great healer.

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