Day Two of Diabetes Blog Week = Letter Writing Day
In February the Wego Blog Carnival asked participants to write letters to their condition. You can write a letter to diabetes if you’d like, but we can also take it one step further. How about writing a letter to a fictional (or not so fictional) endocrinologist telling the doctor what you love (or not) about them. How about a letter to a pretend (or again, not so pretend) meter or pump company telling them of the device of your dreams? Maybe you’d like to write a letter to your child with diabetes. Or a letter from your adult self to the d-child you were. Whomever you choose as a recipient, today is the day to tell them what you are feeling.
My letter is to my late father who was taken from this life due to diabetes complications. I will admit that I wrote this last year but I amended it a bit since I thought it was fitting for today’s topic.
It has been almost eight years.
Eight years without you.
Too long without you.
Too long since I’ve heard your voice.
Too long since I’ve seen your face.
Too long since I’ve held your hand or kissed your cheek.
Each year that goes by seems like a dream.
Did we really live another year without you?
I think back to that last time I saw you.
And I wish so much I never would’ve left your side.
I wish so much that moment could have lasted forever.
I wish so much it wasn’t the last time.
You took a piece of my heart when you left us.
Without that piece is emptiness.
An emptiness that aches no matter how many years it has been.
I still miss you with all my heart.
And would do anything to have you back.
Love always, Stacey
This is one of my favorite pictures of him and I, just three months before he passed away.
15 thoughts on “Dear Daddy.”
This is such a sweet letter to your father. Thank you for sharing it with us!
Beautifully written! And I miss him with all my hear too. 😦
Such a lovely letter. Thank you.
Such a sweet heartfelt letter, Stacey. Thank you for sharing it. I have faith that he’s received it and is smiling down, as is everyday.
This is a beautiful letter and a beautiful photo of you two. Thanks for sharing.
You look stunning. Thank you for sharing. I cried the whole way thru this post.
I lost my dad too, and I miss him with all my heart! Thank you for sharing!!
I cannot imagine what is it like to lose a parent. Thank you for posting such a beautiful honest letter.
What a beautiful post and a perfect picture.
Absolutely beautiful letter to your father. Cyber hugs your way
Beautiful tribute to your father. Loved ones suffer as much as those of us dealing with this disease. This reminds me to take care of myself. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for sharing this, Stacey. I found it very moving
This got me when you last posted it, and it still does. Lots of hugs to you.
Beautiful. Heartbreaking and beautiful.
Tears in my eyes…Absolutely beautiful, Stacey. My heart aches for you and your family…